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Cattle market in Norwich could be redeveloped as Porsche dealership

Part of a former cattle market in Norwich could be the site of a new Porsche car dealership if local authority planners give the green light to the scheme.

Former Lind Group owner Graham Dacre has asked Norwich City Council for permission to develop the site at Neatmarket, on Hall Road, which lies close to a B&Q DIY store.

The Eastern Daily Press reported that the new centre would mirror that currently operated by his son Russ in Kent.

The newspaper noted that the Kent site was the only business retained by Dacre when he sold the Lind Group business to Inchcape for more than £100m in 2006.

Dacre’s proposal details a 27,200 sq-ft showroom and workshop and describe the planned development as ‘prestige’ in nature.

If permission is granted by Norwich City Council, the development could create up to 35 jobs, the documents suggested.

It could become Dacre's second attempt at establishing Porsche new car sales in Norwich.

In 2007 he opened a Porsche Centre on the western edge of Norfolk's largest city, but it ceased trading in 2009.

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