Plans for supermarket near Brandon turned down

The plans presented to Breckland for a supermarket and mixed-use development in Mundford Road, Brand

The plans presented to Breckland for a supermarket and mixed-use development in Mundford Road, Brandon. Photo: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

Plans for a new retail centre including a supermarket and a cafe have been turned down by Breckland council.

The centre would have been built in Mundford Road on a 3.84 hectare site between Weeting and Brandon.

The site would have also had a petrol station, car wash, trade counter, play barn, business units and 323 parking spaces.

Councillors at a Breckland planning meeting at Elizabeth House in Dereham on Monday refused the application because of fears it would have taken away too much business from retailers in Brandon's town centre.

There were also worries over pollution, flood risk and the impact the site would have had on the environment.


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Other concerns were raised about the lack of connectivity to Brandon and the potential traffic problems it would create.

No-one representing the application, Brandon Promotions in Bury St Edmunds, was at the meeting to argue for planning approval.

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Groups including English Heritage, Natural England and Brandon Town Council also objected to the plan.

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