LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/01/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 22 January, 2020
HEARING OPENS ON HOMES PLAN
An appeal hearing has got underway into plans to build over 120 homes on the outskirts of Eye.
The three-day hearing follows a decision by Mid Suffolk council to reject the plans for the development on land between Maple Way and Tuffs Road.
A final decision will now be made by a planning inspector.
BABY BOY DIED OF ‘NATURAL CAUSES’
An inquest has found that a 13-month old baby boy died of natural causes, after being found unresponsive at his home in Shelfanger.
The sudden, unexplained death last June of George Preston, of Church Road, was described as a ‘tragic’ case. He was a well-nurtured baby with no allergies or illness.
LORRIES PULLED IN FOR CHECKS
More than 40 lorries have been fully checked over in a special police operation on and around the A140 near Eye airfield.
Police say only 15 escaped without an offence, with drivers issued with notices for dangerously unsecured loads, working over permitted hours and vehicle defects.
REFURB FOR EYE’S TOILET BLOCK
A £40,000 upgrade to Eye’s public toilet block is set to go ahead.
It’s hoped to start work on the project shortly and open the new facilities later this year. The building in Cross Street has been closed since 2015.
STORE STAYS OPEN
The Beales department store in Diss town centre is continuing to open for business.
The store is facing closure after its parent company went into administration. No immediate job losses or closures are expected, as talks continue with possible buyers.