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Tenants' hotel limbo as 'dangerous' building closes Fakenham street




A tenant living in a building whose condition triggered a street closure today says he doesn't know when, or if, he will be able to return.

Norwich Street, in the centre of Fakenham, will remain shut overnight because of concerns over the condition of the building, which houses a shop and two flats.

North Norfolk District Council officials say the move is necessary for safety reasons.

Norwich Street in Fakenham, which has been closed due to safety concerns over a dangerous building which is to the right of the scaffolding (16453808)
Norwich Street in Fakenham, which has been closed due to safety concerns over a dangerous building which is to the right of the scaffolding (16453808)

But Alex Macdonald, who lives in one of the flats there, claims he was advised to move out last Friday after an inspector declared the building unsafe.

He said tonight: "We've been put in a hotel but, on a daily basis, we don't know what's happening."

The closure was implemented at around 3.30pm this afternoon, with details being circulated via the district council's social media platforms shortly afterwards.

A statement on the authority's website said: "Norwich Street, Fakenham is currently closed due [to] a dangerous building on the road.

"We have closed this road for your safety and aim to have it re-opened by tomorrow.

"Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding."

The street is normally closed to traffic on Thursday for the town's market.



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