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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/05/2019

Written by on 22 May, 2019

DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR EYE MOVES FORWARD

A draft neighbourhood plan for the development of Eye has moved a step forward.

The plan, put together by Eye town council, has now been sent to Mid-Suffolk councillors for review.  Feedback from the public is also being requested during a six-week consultation period, which is now underway. It lasts until July 5th.

The final plan will help control building in the town, by setting out policies for the use of land and allocating sites for development.

PIGEON CLEARANCE MAY START SOON IN TOWN CENTRE

A scheme to clear pigeons from Diss town centre looks set to get underway soon.

A bird control company is being brought in to scare the pigeons from the area around Mere Street, with the aim of reducing the amount of droppings there.  Final approval from South Norfolk council is now expected shortly, after support from the town and county councils.

The service will involve using a falcon and hawk to frighten the pigeons away.

NEW SERVICE AREA OPENS WITHOUT BIG MACS….

A new service area on the A140 near Scole has opened for business this morning.  A BP petrol station and a Marks and Spencer food store are now open for the first time on the development, at the roundabout on the junction with the A143.

However, a site planned for a Mcdonald’s restaurant and drive-through remains empty. The company says that work will start on the project, as soon as the franchise agreement has been finalised.

FOOTBALL CLUB TO APPEAL AGAINST RELEGATION THREAT 

Harleston Town football club is fighting a move to relegate the team to a lower league.

The club is facing a drop down, despite enjoying a highly successful season in the Thurlow Nunn first division north.  The problem’s been caused because required ground improvement work was not completed by a league deadline of March 31st.

The club says that work is now underway, after delays over planning permission. They intend to appeal against the decision to relegate them back to the Anglian Combination.

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