Backing for petition calling for new roundabout on Fakenham bypass
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Former Wells town councillor Maggie Ward has started a petition requesting the improvement to the junction where the B1105 joins the A148 Fakenham bypass.
She told tonight's full town council meeting: 'I am really concerned about the safety of that junction. Someone's going to get killed there.
'It costs industry thousands a year with lorries sitting there idling. I would like this council to spearhead this, contact all the parish councils and try to get something moving on this.'
Councillors heard more than 500 people had signed the petition since it was launched last week.
Councillor Lindsay Dew said: 'There's lots of dangerous issues there. I think this needs to be looked at by highways again.' Councillor Ray Hewitt said: 'There's an accident waiting to happen there, nobody wants to see that. There's ample room there to create a roundabout.'
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Councillors agreed town clerk Greg Hewitt would write to other councils asking them to support the petition, which will be presented to Norfolk County Council in the autumn.
Before the meeting, a county council spokesman said: 'There have been two injuries at this site in the last 3 years, therefore this is not a high priority site for the Council to intervene.
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'However, there is an area of land North of Fakenham that has been allocated as a site of potential development. If this site were to be developed, it is hoped that the developers would put in a roundabout at the junction of the A148 and B1105.'