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Wetherspoon’s plan for North Walsham

Just Regional
Oct 16, 2014 2 mins read

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has expressed an interest in opening up in North Walsham town centre.

Wetherspoon approached North Norfolk District Council with an expression of interest its New Road offices, currently partly occupied by North Walsham Town Council.  The chain is looking to open a pub with a restaurant to attract a broad range of customers. It is expected that the investment would result in the creation of 45 to 50 new jobs in the town

A formal conditional offer was received from Wetherspoon at the end of September, details of which have been shared with local district councillors and outlined to North Walsham Town Council recently.  A formal report to NNDC’s Cabinet detailing the proposal is being prepared for discussion at its next meeting on November 3, which will include relocation options for existing tenants.  Any formal proposal will be subject to the normal planning and licensing approval process.

The proposal outlined to the council to date involves retention of the listed council offices building, a proposed extension which will include a large feature bar, seating area, kitchen and customer toilets, outside seating and retention of listed barn structures as bin and beer stores.

JD Wetherspoon spokesman, Eddie Gershon said: “We are looking at the site in North Walsham. We would be keen to open up a pub in the town.”

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