Town councillors back Swaffham poultry auction centre scheme

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Plans to build a poultry and livestock auction centre on the site of the Swaffham Raceway have won the support of town councillors.

The scheme for the Downham Road site was considered at a meeting on Wednesday.

Planning documents submitted to Breckland council say the development, on part of the site’s car park, will enable the town’s poultry auction to secure a new home.

And Jan Buckley-Stephens said it was important to maintain the tradition of a sale point in the town.

She said: “It was an important meeting place for a lot of people.”

Les Scott said: “It would be better if it was in the town, but if it can’t be, this is the next best thing. It would be very good news for Swaffham.”