Businesses asked to have their say over WH Smith’s plans to open in Dereham

WH Smith is looking to open a shop in Dereham. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

WH Smith is looking to open a shop in Dereham. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Businesses in Dereham are being asked to give their views over WH Smith's plans to open a shop in the town.

The former betting shop in High Street, Dereham, which could be re-opened as a WH Smith. Picture: AD

The former betting shop in High Street, Dereham, which could be re-opened as a WH Smith. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI. - Credit: Archant

We have reported how the national chain has applied to Breckland Council for planning permission to transform the former betting shop at 36 High Street into a retail premises.

The council has now sent letters to businesses in Dereham asking for feedback.

Members of the public are also invited to have their say.

WH Smith is the world's oldest national retail chain and is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year.


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It has previously announced plans to invest £49m its high street division this year.

People can give their views by going to the planning section on Breckland Council's website or by e mailing planning@breckland.gov.uk and quoting the reference number 3PL/2017/0913/CU by August 17.

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