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 Who can get a Covid booster jab and how can I book one?
- 2 Could we face coronavirus restrictions over Christmas?
- 3 Night out safety advice issued after drink-spiking reports in Norfolk
- 4 What is the government's Plan B for Covid this winter?
- 5 Town to introduce ice skating at annual Christmas light switch-on
- 6 Delays on A47 due to collapsed manhole cover
- 7 Farm park wins accolade for helping 'amazing' rare animals
- 8 Norfolk carer named one of best in the country
- 9 Met Office issues warning for thunderstorms in Norfolk
- 10 People urged to share their views on the future of Breckland towns