LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/03/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 14 March, 2019
PLANS FOR A HUNDRED NEW HOMES IN EYE TURNED DOWN
Plans to build over 120 homes on land at Eye have finally been turned down, following objections from local people.
Mid Suffolk development control councillors have rejected the application for land between Tuffs Road and Maple Way for a second time. They’ve cited access problems, because of nearby narrow roads, and also the impact on the landscape.
The Eye Residents group has welcomed the rejection, saying that the right decision had been taken and it was the best outcome possible for their campaign.
A draft neighbourhood plan to give local people a bigger say on the future growth of Eye was approved by town councillors earlier this week.
HISTORIC CHURCH GETS LOTTERY FUNDS FOR VITAL REPAIRS
A Grade-1 listed historic church has been awarded a grant of nearly £100,000 for vital repairs.
All Saints Church at Old Buckenham has been given the funds to re-thatch the roof of the building. The church, which dates back a thousand years, is said to be at risk, because of the poor state of the roof. Work is now likely to start next year on carrying out the re-thatching.
BAN ON RED-NOSE SALE AT ROYDON SCHOOL
A South Norfolk school has banned the sale of plastic red noses for this year’s Comic Relief charity appeal.
Roydon primary school has decided not to sell the noses to pupils in its support of an end to single-use plastics. The school has agreed that red noses, bought previously or elsewhere, will be accepted. Pupils can also wear red clothing or have their noses painted at school
CANARIES BOSS SIGNS FOR THE LONG-TERM
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has signed a new long-term deal with the club, currently top of the Championship. He’s extended his contract until 2022, along with other members of his coaching staff.
City went back to the top of the Championship, after beating Hull City 3-2 at Carrow Road. It was their fifth win in a row, putting them two points in front of second-placed Leeds. They had to hold on in the final minutes of the game, though, after former Canary Chris Martin scored a late goal for the visitors.