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Christchurch Druitt Hall plans rejected by councillors

Druitt Hall
Image caption The council said the hall will still close at the end of March

Plans to demolish a community hall built to mark the Queen's coronation have been rejected by councillors.

Planners had warned Druitt Hall in Christchurch, which was built in 1952, was no longer fit for purpose.

Christchurch Borough Council's planning committee rejected recommendations to demolish the hall on Thursday evening.

The authority said the hall would still close as planned on 31 March and added future plans for a replacement hall would still be considered.

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