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Proposal tabled for a shop and flats at former Argos premises in Haverhill




A planning application has been submitted to West Suffolk Council to convert the ground floor of the old Argos shop in Haverhill into five one-bedroom flats and a small retail unit.

The High Street premises has been empty since Argos relocated to Sainsbury’s on the edge of Haverhill in June 2018, but now the Salford-based Fairhomes Group PLC wants to create the flats.

The company specialises in developing homes for the vulnerable, such as those with learning disabilities, veterans, people with mental health issues and those who have been homeless and providing the tenants long term care and support in the community.

The empty Argos building in Haverhill High Street. Picture by Mark Westley
The empty Argos building in Haverhill High Street. Picture by Mark Westley

A separate planning application by a different developer had been made in late 2017 to create 14 flats on the first to third floors above Argos and the adjoining retailer, Peacocks, but that was cancelled last month.

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