Plans for a Morrisons in Thetford given the green light

PUBLISHED: 13:41 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:48 11 February 2013

Photo: PA.

Photo: PA.

Plans to build a Morrisons supermarket in Thetford have been given the go-ahead.

Outline planning permission was granted to Pigeon/Crown Estate to develop the site which forms part of the proposed Thetford Enterprise Park (TEP) off Mundford Road.

Proposals for a supermarket at the TEP site were favoured over plans lodged by Location 3 Properties for an Asda at the former Tulip International factory site off London Road.

Breckland Council planning officers had recommended the Asda plans for approval but the planning committee voted in favour of the Morrisons, saying a supermarket at the TEP site would meet the needs of the planned 5,000 new homes in the north part of the town and would not have a detrimental impact on employment opportunities in Thetford.

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  • Could have done with one sooner as an alternative to Tesco's horse meat infested goodies. Latest news is traces of Zebra found in their barcodes. Its an unbridled disaster.

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    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Could you please print the date and time for the funeral service of the High Street in Thetford. I would like to come and pay my last respects.

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    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

  • Would of made more sense to have a asda as there's no asda near diss or Thetford area only bury, there's already a Morrisons in diss

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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the old Tulip site to be developed to bring the employment opportunities the planning committee think putting an Asda there would have lost. Would an Asda not have employed people as well?

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    Monday, February 11, 2013

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