Bollards plan for King’s Lynn road was County’s, meeting told

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A controversial idea to stop people driving up a Gaywood road was initially proposed by county roads officials, borough councillors have heard.

Residents in the Marsh Lane area have reacted angrily to the suggestion that bollards may be put in to stop them driving towards the junction with Wootton Road.

But, during a meeting at the borough council’s offices on Thursday, project officer Dale Gagen said the idea had originated from County Hall.

He said; “They suggested to us there might be bollards put across there. As soon as we saw that we wondered what they were doing.”

The issue was discussed as members of a sub-group to the council’s Lynn area consultative committee considered the plan for the link road between Edward Benefer Way and Lynnsport, which will enable hundreds of homes on several sites, including the Marsh Lane area, to be built.

One of objectors’ main concerns is the potential impact on local businesses, particularly the corner shop owned by Sam and Tina Patel.

And Mrs Patel warned: “If you block that road, I have no business.”

But Mr Gagen said: “We have done the consultation so we can taken it to Norfolk County Council before a planning permission is set.”

He also revealed that a further public drop-in session on the scheme will take place on January 9.