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Haverhill Echo 25 years ago

ECHO, August 24, 1989

WORK STARTS ON NEW SAINSBURY’S SUPERSTORE

Work on the £9 million Sainsbury’s superstore project at Haverhill got underway amid continued opposition from residents of the tiny hamlet of Hanchet End.

One concerned householder was on the site on Monday morning as the contractors were removing the first turf - but the scheme went ahead uninterrupted. The whole project was intended to take 54 weeks.

The 30,000 square foot super-market with a coffee shop, petrol station and parking space for 500 cars was the single biggest commercial development in the Haverhill area.

SCIENCE PARK PLAN AT HALL

Babraham was being considered as the site for a science park that was to be developed around Cambridge.

The institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research in Babraham applied for planning permission to build a research biotechnology park at the Babraham Hall estate site.

A spokesman for the district council said the development would be on a 47 acre site.

 

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