PLANS for Maldon's former police station to become office spaces have been recommended for approval.

TFP Financial Planning had unveiled plans to transform the town's vacant police station in West Square into offices.

The development will not change the outside of the building, so it would remain the same as it was as a police station.

It instead proposes to refurbish the inside of the building to a "modern working office arrangement" with associated facilities on both the ground and first floors.

This aims to provide office space for a total of 28 employees.

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The case officer at Maldon District Council has now recommended the plans for approval.

In a report, they said the change of use is considered to have an acceptable impact on the conservation area and existing building, which is a non-designated heritage asset.

The report added: "The proposed development would bring a building which is in a non-designated heritage asset, in a prominent town centre location and would otherwise remain empty and continue to fall into a state of disrepair, back into a viable use. "

The council's central area planning committee will debate the plans on Wednesday, March 16.

Maldon District Council will have the final say on the application.