Leisure plans for historic Lace Market site tipped for go-ahead

The plans would make use of the building's courtyard

Plans to turn the Grade II listed County House on Nottingham’s High Pavement into a mixed-use restaurant, bar, private members club and three serviced apartments have been tipped to get the go-ahead by the City Council’s planning chiefs.

Nottingham City Council’s planning committee will sit next Wednesday (17 October) to rule on plans submitted by Globe Consultants to turn the historic building, which has stood empty since 1997 and is, according to documents seen by TheBusinessDesk.com, in a state of disrepair internally, into a 3,304 sq ft leisure scheme that would bring the 16th Century building back to life.

A planning statement that accompanied the application reads: “County House had had no significant maintenance since it was vacated by the County Council in 1997.

“It is showing clear evidence of disrepair which is causing damage to the fabric of the building and the features of interest within it. The proposals will facilitate the sensitive adaptation of this Grade II Listed Building, bringing it back into a viable economic use and, crucially, secure its long term future.”