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Breckland Retail Park

In January 2018, planning application 3PL/2017/0949/F was granted for a retail park to be built on the side of the old Viking / Tulip site on London Road. Construction started in the summer of the same year.

The development includes seven retail units and car parking. Also included is cycle parking, a cycle path alongside London Road, and a new traffic-light-controlled pedestrian crossing of London Road. To help avoid a detrimental effect on Thetford Town Centre, Planning Condition 13 requires than any business locating to the Retail Park that also has retail space in the Town Centre must keep their Town Centre store open for at least five more years.

As of July 2019, three stores have been confirmed for the retail park:

B&M
The Thetford B&M Store (including a garden centre) opened on Friday 19th July 2019.
Greggs
The new Greggs store opened in the unit at the front of the site around 19th July 2019.
Home Bargains
The Thetford Home Bargains Store is scheduled to open on Saturday 27th July 2019.
The Food Warehouse
The Iceland-owned chain has applied for planning permission to erect signage at the site, and the store in unit D is expected to open some time in 2020.

The May 2019 site brochure shows B&M as the main tenant occupying the largest unit at the Caxton Way end, and also including a Garden Centre section. It makes no mention of Home Bargains. It also shows the stand-alone building in the car park as being "under offer" to Costa Coffee. However Greggs has now replaced Costa as the tenant for this building.

As part of the planning permission, the developers must provide a short section of the proposed London Road Cycle Path, between Caxton Way and the eastern end of the Forest Retail Park. Unfortunately, this section is not connected to the rest of the Thetford Connect Cycle Network, so it only of limited use. A lack of firm plans by Norfolk County Council prevented them from insisting that the developer provided any more of the route.