LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 6 November, 2018
HARLESTON SITES INCLUDED IN DEVELOPMENT PLAN LIST
Several new sites in South Norfolk have been listed in a plan for the future development of the Greater Norwich area.
One of the the largest developments is proposed for Harleston with 350 homes prposed at Briar Farm, along with another 600-plus at six other sites. Dickleburgh, Ditchingham and Diss are other places included in the list.
The proposals are open for public comment until mid December…..with a draft local plan due to be put forward for consultation next year.
AMNESTY FOR LANDLORDS IN SOUTH NORFOLK
Landlords in South Norfolk are being offered an amnesty to avoid paying large fines, if they have houses with multiple occupancy.
Landlords now have to apply for a licence under new regulations that have recently been introduced. South Norfolk council say they will give the landlords with multiple occupants in a property until the end of the month to apply. Fines can range up to £30,000.
TWO JOINED BREAK-IN GANG AFTER JAIL TERMS
It’s been revealed that two members of a criminal gang, which carried out over 200 break-ins, including in Norfolk and Suffolk, had been jailed previously.
42 year old John Eli Loveridge and 23 year old John Stanley Loveridge had been released from prison, after serving sentences for a series of ram-raids, before joining the gang. The two, from Carleton Rode, have now admitted conspiracy to commit burglary, in connection with the break-ins last year, which netted the gang property and cash worth £2 million.
A Newton Flotman man, 20 year old Charlie Albert Webb, and Long Stratton garage owner Simon Oakley are also due to be sentenced, along with the other gang members on various charges, at a later date.
NEW INTERIM BOSS FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE CHOSEN
The troubled East of England ambulance service has a new temporary chief.
The new chief executive is Dorothy Hosein, who’s been appointed following the resignation of Robert Morton after three years in the job. She was interim managing director at Mid Essex hospitals and previously managed Queen Elizabeth hospital in Kings Lynn.
The service has been told it still needs improvement, after struggling with delays in response times and poor staff morale.
CARE HOME STILL RATED AS GOOD
A care home at Scole has retained its good status. The Oaklands home in Norwich Road was visited by inspectors in June and was found to be good overall.
CANARIES FLY TO THE TOP
Norwich City are leading the Championship, following their dominant 4-nil win at Sheffield Wednesday. All the goals came in the second half, with the first three coming during the first quarter-hour.
Ipswich’s first match under Paul Lambert resulted in a 1-all home draw against Preston. Town had taken the lead near the interval with a penalty, but failed to hold on for a win despite the visitors losing their goalkeeper with 15 minutes left.
TOWN STRETCH THEIR LEAD IN THE TABLE
Harleston Town stretched their lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn first division north to 13 points with an away win at AFC Sudbury Reserves by the only goal of the game.
Diss Town lost 3-1 away against March Town United, despite scoring early on.