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Hull's Holy Trinity Church £4.5m revamp plans approved

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Image caption Holy Trinity Church is set to undergo a £4.5m revamp to become an events venue and tourist attraction

Plans for a £4.5m revamp of a Hull church in time for the city becoming UK City of Culture 2017 have been approved.

Holy Trinity Church is to have its interior restored and remodelled for large public events, alongside its role as a place of worship.

The churchyard and Trinity Square will be combined to form a public space.

It was given full consent by Hull City Council's planning committee at a meeting on Wednesday.

Vicar Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes said he was "delighted" the council had recognised the "substantial benefits [the plans] would bring to the church, to the wider community and to our great city".

An appeal to raise funds for the multi-million pound project had reached "the half-way mark", he added.

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Image caption Holy Trinity Church's plans to complete the changes in time for the events of 2017

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