Town’s high street store to be turned into flats

PUBLISHED: 13:50 11 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:50 11 September 2019

Watton High Street. Picture: Marc Betts

Watton High Street. Picture: Marc Betts


A high street has lost another shop after plans were approved to turn a store into flats despite council objection.

BWB Domestics in Watton is to be turned into flats. Picture: GoogleBWB Domestics in Watton is to be turned into flats. Picture: Google

Breckland Council approved plans to turn the former BWB Domestics electronic and repair shop, in Watton, into a first and second floor flat.

The application was discussed by the town council at a full meeting in July.

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In a statement made on Breckland's planning portal it said the council is "not supportive of this application as there is no on-site parking and it will result in the loss of a commercial property within the High Street area."

But a Breckland officer said the area is already a mix of retail and residential properties and the plans were recommended for approval.

Last year the town lost its Lloyds bank leaving only a Barclays, with many having to travel to Dereham to use their bank.

It also lost its Post Office before a point was opened in Watton Edwards News on the High Street in February.

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