Fingers crossed, but it looks as though two local birds are going to be killed with just one stone at an important meeting in Long Stratton next week.
The main Planning Committee of South Norfolk Council is due to meet next Wednesday, 3rd February, and on the agenda is Application No. 2009/1711 — Denton’s affordable housing scheme. Details on the Council’s Website. This was submitted, by Saffron Housing, two months ago but has been held up by an objection from County Highways. They were concerned about the speed of traffic passing the site on Norwich Road.
To get round this objection Saffron have now agreed to meet the costs of a 30 MPH speed limit and, as a result, the application is recommended for approval.
So, all being well, Denton will be getting both six new affordable homes AND a speed limit at the same time.
Anybody interested in the new accommodation must be on the Council’s Housing Register. Further information is on our Features page.
The Parish Council are organising a village survey to establish local safety concerns.
Last night’s PC meeting was told of progress with the survey which is being conducted following advice from the local Safer Neighbourhood Panel. It seeks to find out what issues are worrying Denton residents.
Most of the village has now been covered, on a house-to-house basis, and the rest will be contacted soon. The results will be passed to the police for analysis with a report back to the PC. It could produce useful evidence for seeking changes including, hopefully, support for a speed limit.
We are sad to announce that Stephen Easton died on 31st December.
Stephen lived with his wife Fiona at Twin Cottage in Middle Road for many years and was a very active member of the community, particularly the Church, the Gardening Club and DVC. After a period living in Hoxne he recently moved into the Trees Nursing Home in Harleston.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Fiona (who can be contacted on 01379 855016) and their family.
The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s in Denton on Friday 15th January at 11.30 am followed by refreshments at the Village Hall. Family flowers only please but donations to Christian Aid in Stephen’s memory can be made via Rackhams of 11 Exchange Street, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AB.