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WH Smith looking to open at former betting shop in Dereham

PUBLISHED: 18:29 19 July 2017

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

WH Smith has plans to open a shop in Dereham.

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

The company has submitted an application to Breckland Council for planning permission to transform the former betting shop on 36 High Street into a retail premises.

It states in its application that this would create four full-time jobs.

The building, next to The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, has been empty for some time.

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

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

What do you think of the plans?

E mail adam.lazzari@archant and add your comments below.

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