ECHO: February 4, 1988
The planned move by Sainsbury’s from its central location in Haverhill to one at Hanchet End sparked off an angry reaction from one resident of the hamlet, who said it would ‘devastate’ small traders in the town centre.
James Tabor, who lived in Hanchet End, predicted that the move by the supermarket to a bigger out of town store would have the terrible impact on other businesses.
He also questioned why a proposed bypass for Haverhill would go south of the town and not north, an option that would also see traffic using the A143 miss out the town.
A 19th century former maltings in Haverhill was to be pulled down as part of a redevelopment of Premier Travel’s bus depot site in Camps Road.
An outline planning application for the work was approved by St Edmundsbury Council the previous week.
It meant the old maltings and the workshops, that occupied the half acre site would all be pulled down and the area redeveloped as housing.
A young couple setting up their first home in Fritton Court, Haverhlll were left heartbroken after burglars broke in and stole kitchen units and a cooker and hob.