LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/07/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 12 July, 2019
VILLAGERS CONCERNED OVER POULTRY FARMING EXPANSION
Parish councils in Mid Suffolk are banding together over a planned major expansion of poultry farming in the area.
The councils are concerned that a big increase of intensive poultry farming may damage communities and the environment and also increase traffic on local country roads.
Villagers are calling on authorities to consider the overall effect of applications, especially as Mid Suffolk already has the most poultry farms per square mile in England.
They’re aiming to raise awareness of the situation, with a major new processing plant being built at Eye and a proposal for nearly 20 poultry barns in nearby Horham and Southolt.
HISTORIC BUILDING DUE TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
One of the most iconic buildings in Diss is to go on sale.
Dolphin House, a Grade-2 listed building dating back to the early 16th century, is set to be put on sale at auction next week, with a guide price of £240,000. The historic timber-framed building in Market Place has been owned by the same family for 40 years.
Dolphin House has been a merchant house and was used as a pub, called The Dolphin, from the 1800s to around 1960. More recently, various small businesses have been based there in separate units, including an Indian restaurant.
DELAYS FOR TRAINS AS SIGNAL FAULT HITS MAIN LINE
A signalling fault has caused cancellations and long delays for trains between Norwich and London.
Services were disrupted throughout the morning and during the early afternoon.
CITY AIRPORT CLOSER TO GOING WHOLLY PRIVATE
Norwich airport is closer to becoming wholly privately-owned.
Norwich city council has now agreed to sell its remaining shares to the airport’s owners, with Norfolk county council shortly also due to discuss selling its shares.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR VERY OLD SOCIETY
A Diss society is celebrating a landmark anniversary. Diss and district Horticultural Society is now 175 years old, one of the oldest in the country.
The occasion was marked with a special garden party at the Winfarthing home of Ken Jolly, who’s been a member for 50 years.