Pizza chain Domino’s planning to open new shop in Dereham

National pizza chain Domino's will create 33 new jobs if it gets the go-ahead to open a new shop on the edge of Dereham.

The company has applied to change the use of one of the new units at Bridge Court on Old Swaffham Road.

The three-storey development – which has four commercial units and 14 flats above - has been carried out by Dereham-based Gorgate Ltd.

In its application to Breckland Council, Domino's said it would create eight full-time and 25 part-time staff.

'Given the recent statistics on youth unemployment, the proposal would provide a boost to the local economy,' said the planning application.

The shop would be open from 9am-midnight Mondays-Saturdays and 10-11pm on Sundays.

Domino said most of the food orders would be delivered to customers at home and there would be nowhere to eat on site.

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The company said there would be a state-of-the-art extract duct and ventilation system to protect neighbours from cooking smells.

The application added: 'With regards to noise and disturbance from staff, the drivers would arrive and leave on their own and so there is unlikely to be any chatter.'

Dereham town councillors discussed the application on Tuesday and raised concerns the shop might lead to more litter, and asked Breckland Council's environmental health officers to comment on any noise or smell from the proposed extractor fans and compressors.

Stephen Cross, director of Gorgate, said: 'It is exciting for the town and it clearly demonstrates that Dereham is seen as a place where people are investing.'

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