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Plans submitted for a new Wimpy in Haverhill




A planning application has been submitted to turn the former Job Centre in Haverhill High Street into a Wimpey restaurant.

The building has been empty since May 2018 when the Job Centre was relocated to Haverhill House.

The application to convert the building from an office space to a restaurant has been submitted by Kemal Nafi, of Duddery Hill, Haverhill.

The former Job Centre building in Haverhill High Street. Picture by Steve Barton
The former Job Centre building in Haverhill High Street. Picture by Steve Barton

If approved by West Suffolk Council, the local planning authority, the fast food restaurant would employ three full/time and four part/time staff and be open from 8.30am to 10pm every day of the week.

There had been a Wimpy in Queen Street, Haverhill, for decades until it closed in May, 2017.

The same family had held the Wimpy franchise for about 30 years but decided to sell the business.

The new owner of the property then had other plans, said a spokesman for Wimpy at the time, meaning that the brand was then lost to the town.

The building is now occupied by another restaurant, Jenny’s.