Waitrose gets permission for Ipswich Corn Exchange shop

Ipswich Corn Exchange The proposed Waitrose store would be on the corner of Princes Street and King Street

Related Stories

Supermarket Waitrose has been granted planning permission to build a store in Ipswich's Corn Exchange & Town Hall entertainment complex.

Labour-run Ipswich Borough Council, which owns the building, has approved the scheme despite opposition from some arts groups.

The proposal originated under the previous Conservative and Liberal Democrat administration.

Waitrose said the shop should be open by Christmas, creating up to 60 jobs.

The council's planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the proposal to convert one corner of the building, which had previously been a bar and exhibition area.

Waitrose has a separate plan to build a supermarket on the former Cranes industrial site in east Ipswich, but a planning application has yet to be submitted for that.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Suffolk

Weather

Ipswich

28 °C 19 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.