LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 23/7/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 23 July, 2018
HUNDRED NEW SITES IN SOUTH NORFOLK FOR BUILDING
More than a hundred new sites in South Norfolk have been proposed for possible building development.
The sites have been suggested by landowners, developers and agents, along with others in Broadland and Norwich. The South Norfolk sites include many around the Waveney Valley area….such as Diss, Roydon, Dickleburgh, Scole, Harleston, the Pulhams, Winfarthing and Starston.
They’ve been put forward under a consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan to create new homes, and also jobs, by 2036.
The site proposals, along with another 500 submitted earlier, will be reviewed, before going for planning permission in coming years.
HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR WITH MORE TO COME
The hottest day of the year so far has seen the temperature rise to above the 30 degree mark in Norfolk and Suffolk.
A high of 33 degrees was recorded at Santon Downham, with the Met Office issuing a level 3 or Amber warning for the heat. It’s expected the top temperature will reach around that mark for the rest of the week.
Temperatures have been around 10 degrees above average for the time of year.
Some forecasters are saying the current weather is likely to continue into August.
As the hot and dry weather continues, fire services have been at full stretch dealing with a series of fires in the open around the two counties.
COUPLE ON CANNABIS CHARGES
A man and a woman from the Diss area have been arrested and charged with drug offences, after their car was stopped near Ixworth.
22 year old Chasey Price, of Rickinghall, has been remanded in custody by magistrates, charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis; driving while disqualified and without insurance; and failure to provide a specimen.
25 year old Jasmine Elvin, of Dickleburgh, has been bailed on a charge of possession with intent to supply cannabis. They’ll both appear at Ipswich Crown Court on August 16th.
NEW TOWN CLERK WANTS TO INVOLVE THE PUBLIC MORE
The new Town Clerk of Diss, Sarah Richards says she’s keen to encourage the public to be more involved in local affairs.
She says the council will be looking at ways in the future to involve the public more in decision-making.
She states her main aims at the council are to streamline operations, engage with the community, and encourage people to help make Diss a ‘vibrant, successful’ town.
BID IN FOR IPSWICH STRIKER
Football…..Sheffield United are reported to have put in a bid for Ipswich Town striker Martyn Waghorn.
They’ve offered £5 million, but Town are believed to want more for the player.