Town’s high street store to be turned into flats
- Credit: Archant
A high street has lost another shop after plans were approved to turn a store into flats despite council objection.
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.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Town’s Christmas market cancelled as ‘too close to lockdown’
- 2 How life in Norfolk’s prisons has changed during coronavirus crisis
- 3 Welcome to our new website
- 4 Explained: What do the latest figures tell us about Norfolk’s likely Covid tier?
- 5 Which new Covid tier could Norfolk be in?
- 6 What was ‘strange stretched circle’ spotted over Norfolk skies?
- 7 Norfolk coronavirus infection rates fall further
- 8 Norfolk in Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions, government confirms
- 9 Why have Norfolk and Suffolk been placed in Tier 2?
- 10 'Hugely disappointed': Reaction to Tier 2 Covid restrictions for Norfolk