Works on route to West Norfolk waste plant welcomed, but councillor says more improvements needed
A councillor has welcomed plans to carry out resurfacing work on part of the road to a West Norfolk waste water treatment plant.
Concerns over the condition of Clockcase Lane in Clenchwarton, and the impact of heavy lorries using the route on it and nearby homes, have persisted for many years.
The road is the main access to the works, which are run by Anglian Water.
This week, Norfolk County Council announced plans to spend £70,000 repairing a short section of the route between the Ferry Road and Bailey Lane junctions.
Two days of work which the authority has described as “essential” are scheduled to start on Monday, February 8, and will be carried out between 7am and 7pm.
The road will be closed during those periods, with signed diversions in place.
Divisional councillor Alexandra Kemp said the works announcement was “welcome news” but claims more investment is needed to make the route fit for lorries.
Although Anglian Water’s vehicles have special speed limiting devices fitted to their vehicles, Miss Kemp says the company should fund work to widen the road so it can accommodate the larger vehicles properly.
Last month, county council leaders said they would ask officials to reconsider Miss Kemp’s calls for a blanket 30 mile per hour speed limit to be introduced to the road.
However, officers have previously said that would go against the council’s agreed guidelines on the issue.
They also argued Anglian Water’s actions would address most of the concerns raised by residents.