Terrington St John council calls for crossing

Kate and Michael Lewis in front of the damaged property, Fourways Cottage, Terrington St John ANL-150817-131248009
Kate and Michael Lewis in front of the damaged property, Fourways Cottage, Terrington St John ANL-150817-131248009

The Terrington St John parish council chairman has called on Norfolk County Council’s Highways to install a pedestrian crossing in the busy village.

Colin Clifton told West Norfolk Council’s planning committee that the village has high volumes of traffic and speeding.

Mr Clifton raised concerns about the roads in the village after a woman’s car ploughed through Mick and Kate Lewis’ home in School Road last year, along with other crashes.

He said: “What we cannot understand is how Highways don’t see the need for a pedestrian crossing.

“They say they do not consider it necessary and that beggars belief as far as we are concerned. Highways’ approach is totally incomprehensible.”

Mr Clifton spoke during discussion on an outline application to build up to 46 homes on land off Old Church Road.

He said the developer had listened to the parish council’s concerns with the plans.

Developer Scott Brown told the committee that the number of dwellings was not fixed.

He said: “There is a pressing need for social housing in key rural centres. This application gives a chance to provide this within the heart of the village with parish council support and minimal objections.”

The planning application was unanimously approved.