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Haverhill site of online retailer The Wright Buy to be revamped and ‘unsightly’ buildings removed





An online retailer of household appliances has received the go ahead for its proposal to knock down some of its existing buildings in Haverhill and replace them with new ones.

This week, West Suffolk Council approved the request by The Wright Buy for full planning permission to redevelop its site on the corner of Moon Hall Lane and Piperell Way.

The company can now demolish its existing offices and construct five general industrial units and two warehouses at the 5.5 acres site.

The Wright Buy is on the corner of Piperell Way and Moon Hall Lane on Haverhill Industrial Estate. Picture: Google
The Wright Buy is on the corner of Piperell Way and Moon Hall Lane on Haverhill Industrial Estate. Picture: Google

Documents submitted with the application explained that the growth of the company means it needs to expand its premises in order to store products on site.

The two existing warehouses are full and as a result a number temporary containers are having to be used for storage.

The proposal gained support from Haverhill Town Council and the owner of a business on Moon Hall Lane, who said: “It will replace old and in places unsightly buildings with modern, well designed units that will improve the quality of the industrial estate in this part of Haverhill.

The Wright Buy occupies a 5.5acre site on the junctions of Piperell Way, Moon Hall Lane and Helions Bumpstead Road in Haverhill. Picture: Google Maps
The Wright Buy occupies a 5.5acre site on the junctions of Piperell Way, Moon Hall Lane and Helions Bumpstead Road in Haverhill. Picture: Google Maps

“The drawings as shown are well considered and the end result will be a benefit to the whole Haverhill business area.

“There is a shortage of good quality units of this size and space, with reliable access and turning capability for medium and large vehicles, as the focus of new speculative developments in recent years has been on much larger premises.”