lBC has given Outline Planning Permission to developers, Pigeon, whose plans for the site include a supermarket, new houses and a hotel. Interestingly, there is a possibility of the County Archives being re-housed here and perhaps the equivalent of a Gipeswic Centre. But these are early days and talk is easy! An important condition, however, is that the fine old brewery building should be restored before the other developments are begun. This is to ensure that the County Hall fiasco is not repeated where the 'easy' work was done first and the main building untouched when the owners ran out of money.