Homes off narrow road in Dickleburgh village are approved after residents voice concerns

The field off Harvey Lane, on the left just past Limmer Avenue in Dickleburgh where there is a propo

The field off Harvey Lane, on the left just past Limmer Avenue in Dickleburgh where there is a proposal to build new homes. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

Developers have been given the green light to build 22 new homes in the south Norfolk village of Dickleburgh, despite fears it will create dangers for pedestrians.

The scheme, off Harvey Lane, went before South Norfolk Council's development management committee today (March 1) and was passed by a vote of six votes to five.

Harvey Lane is barely 3m wide in places and because of the limited curb space , pedestrians, including children going to and from nearby Dickleborough VC Primary School, are forced to walk on the road.

A 1.1m 'pedestrian margin' will be painted along part of the road, and signs will be put up warning motorists of pedestrians in the carriageway. The speed limit would also be reduced.

However, several objectors to the scheme said the road was still too narrow, and motorists could easily fail to spot pedestrians when coming around the bend in the road.


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