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Monday, February 11, 2013
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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