LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 04/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 5 February, 2020
DEVELOPMENT PLANS REVISED AFTER TALKS
Controversial plans to build 40 new homes, near the old Railway station in Harleston, have been revised by developers, after talks with the town’s thriving army cadet force.
It’s feared that the development could threaten the future of the cadets, which has its base and parade ground on part of the land off Station Hill. But an open space, for use by the cadets, has now been included in the revised plans.
About 50 objections have been received about the development, which will be discussed by South Norfolk planners next month.
WORK STARTS SOON ON FLOODING PROJECT
Work to prevent flooding on a housing estate in Kenninghall has been scheduled for later this month.
The £37,000 project, to install new drainage and carry out repairs, will last for five weeks, starting on February 17th. It includes the closure of Garboldisham Road, near the Market Place, for three days with a 25-mile signed diversion, although alternative more local routes can be used.
BIRDS COME UP FOR DISCUSSION
The problem of wild chickens on a Diss housing estate has been discussed by South Norfolk councillors.
The council’s cabinet meeting was told that officers are working closely with people living in the Ensign Way area on how to tackle the issue. However, the meeting heard that the difficulty is that there are differing views on what should happen.
The council has recently put up notices around the area warning that £80 fines are possible for anyone feeding the birds.
BREWERY TO STAY PUT
Suffolk-based brewery Greene King says there are no plans to move the business out of the county.
The company says all brewing will stay in the county, despite last year’s takeover by a major Hong Kong concern.