Although further hurdles may need to be crossed, the eco friendly Greenhouse Community Project, backed by Waitrose, has beaten a rival more traditional supermarket bid by giant Tesco in a decision by the local planning committee. Tesco has been trying to have a store in Sheringham for 13 years without success with local fears the store would negatively affect the unique mix of small, family run stores in the town. Although Sheringham residents have buzzing market town style traditional retailers, the nearest supermarket is next door in Cromer.
The GCP will incorporate new allotments, a compact store and a cookery school for locals and outsiders alike. A unique project for a unique county.