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A10 speed camera removed from Setchey after concerns raised




A speed camera has been removed just days after it had been installed as safety fears were expressed by residents and councillors.

The camera was positioned at the A10 Garage Lane junction in Setchey, but there were calls for it to be repositioned as it obscured vision for those pulling out when looking in the direction of Downham.

West Norfolk county councillor Alex Kemp raised concerns with the location, and confirmed the camera was removed last night after an authorised person was called in by the Highways Network Team.

This speed camera on the A10 at Setchey has been removed. Picture: Simon Nash
This speed camera on the A10 at Setchey has been removed. Picture: Simon Nash

It is understood an engineer site visit is planned on Tuesday, January 12 to find a new, safer location for the camera.

There have been issues finding a location on the stretch of road due to overhead power cables.

Ms Kemp said: "If engineers can't find a safe location, should there be a 30mph speed limit through the village? The A10 through West Winch and Setchey is an accident blackspot.

"When the bypass is built, there will be a 30mph speed limit on West Winch Road."

The current speed limit for the A10 at Setchey is 40mph. But borough councillor Simon Nash, who lives in the village, believes the majority of accidents have been caused by failure to observe rather than speeding.

A Norfolk County Council spokesperson said: “The safety of highway users is of the upmost importance to us and we have decided to temporarily remove the safety camera following concerns raised with us while further investigations take place.

"We will be working with our safety camera partnership, contractors and the local county councillor to establish the best way forward early in the new year.”



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