Council’s plan to put off pigeons with spikes and netting has been approved
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press, Archant
Plans to equip a former fire station with spikes and netting to quell pigeons have been given the go-ahead.
The archway at the entrance to the Market Street car park in Wymondham has become a regular roosting spot for pigeons, prompting complaints from locals.
In a bid to combat this, South Norfolk Council applied to itself to install spikes and netting to the archway as part of an £18,000 refurbishment - which will also replace its windows.
It is hoped the measures will deter the birds from roosting in the first floor of the archway, which had become a regular occurrence in the town.
A spokesman for South Norfolk Council said: 'Complaints have been made by visitors, residents and general users of the car park regarding the mess pigeon guano is making and the health implications this may have.'
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The measures will now be put in place in due course after members of South Norfolk's planning committee approved the plans.
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