Fakenham car park speed alert

Visitors Guide scenes around Fakenham - view of the town centre. ENGANL00120130801112429
Visitors Guide scenes around Fakenham - view of the town centre. ENGANL00120130801112429
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Signs will be going up at Queen’s Road car park in Fakenham asking people to slow down as they enter the parking area.

From January part of the car park will be off-limits while building work gets under way to create 20 new homes in the centre of the town.

A total of 25 of the 110 spaces will be taken up by the compound for Michael McNamara Associates which is building the homes in Newman’s Yard.

The remaining car park spaces will be available for the public to use while the work is underway and signs will be going up to let people know they need to slow down.

North Norfolk District Council has leased the space to the builders for a 12 month period and it is hoped that as the building work nears completion that the compound can be reduced in size, allowing the car park spaces to come into use again.

John Rest, cabinet member for assets said: “The council’s priority is to support housing in our district and without allowing this use of the car parking space it would be incredibly hard for the site to be developed for homes.”

In order to reduce disruption it has been agreed in the contract that there will not be deliveries on market day (Thursdays) and that there will be sufficient health and safety signs and lighting.