PUBLISHED: 15:19 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 20 June 2018 The Falcon pub has closed: Submitted picture Archant A close-knit community has been dealt another blow after a business at the heart of their village has announced closure. East of England Co Op in Cromer Road, Hellesdon. Photo: Google Maps Hellesdon pubs have suffered a turbulent few years after two watering holes in Cromer Road were forced to shut, and reopened as supermarket express stores. And now even the stores backed by national brands are being forced to close, leaving central units empty. The first pub to close was the former Firs pub, which became a Tesco Express in 2010. Then, the Falcon pub on the same road was converted to an East of England Co-op in 2014. However the Co-op have announced that they will be closing this shop, and redeploying the 13 staff that work there. A spokesperson for the East of England Co-op, said: “We are currently consulting with our colleagues regarding the proposed … [Read more...] about Second business fails and announces closure in former Hellesdon pub site
PUBLISHED: 07:02 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 01 February 2018 Monte Blackburn and Pigeon Investments were hoping to build the petrol station, along with a drive-through KFC and Starbucks, in the heart of the Postwick Hub. Picture: Mike Page Copypright Mike Page, All Rights Reserved Before any use is made of this picture, including dispaly, publication, broadcast, syn Plans for a petrol station near Norwich have been turned down after councillors heard there was a “real risk” the city’s drinking water supply could become contaminated. Monte Blackburn and Pigeon Investments were hoping to build the petrol station, along with a drive-through KFC and Starbucks, in the heart of the Postwick Hub. The site is located next to the A47 and A1042, and has previously been used as a vehicle compound. Speaking at Broadland District Council’s planning committee meeting on Wednesday, Nick Walters, from Anglian Water, raised concerns about the potential impact on a … [Read more...] about Postwick petrol station plans refused after concerns Norwich’s drinking water supply could be contaminated
PUBLISHED: 15:04 08 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:51 09 June 2016 The Royal Norwich Golf Club at Hellesdon, where developers are proposing to build a thousand houses. Golfers crossing the busy Drayton High Road. Picture: Denise Bradley copyright: Archant 2014 Around 1,000 new homes will be built in Hellesdon after 2019 as outline plans were approved after six-hours of debate at two meetings of Broadland District Council. Exhibition of plans for the Royal Norwich Golf Club development Picture: ANTONY KELLY A decision on whether to grant permission for the first 108 homes of the 1,000-home development at the Royal Norwich Golf Club had been deferred at a meeting in April, before being given the greenlight today. A motion to reject the project brought by Councillor Tony Adams, on the grounds of flood risk, was narrowly defeated by eight votes to six. The lead local flood authority at Norfolk County Council had raised concerns about the risk of excess surface water to Woods Close and … [Read more...] about First stage of 1,000 new homes at Hellesdon gets go-ahead
PUBLISHED: 11:51 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 10 January 2018 The fields around Honingham Thorpe could be home to a new village. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2017 The public can now have their say on where they think more than 7,000 homes should be built in Norfolk. Shaun Vincent, chairman of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership. Pic: Archant Library. Council bosses say that, between now and 2036, they need to provide sites for nearly 43,000 new homes in Greater Norwich - the area covered by councils in Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk. While the sites for some 35,000 of those homes has been established through various blueprints, that leaves locations for 7,200 still to be found. The various councils had asked landowners, developers and the public to put forward possible sites for development, with garden villages near Hethel and at Honingham Thorpe among the potential sites suggested. And consultation over the strategy the councils should adopt, known as … [Read more...] about People urged to have say on where more than 7,000 new homes should be built in Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 15:23 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 08 January 2018 The leaders of the political groups at Norfolk County Council. Cliff Jordan (Conservatives and council leader), Dan Roper (Liberal Democrats) and Steve Morphew (Labout). Photo: Norfolk Conservatives/submitted/Denise Bradley Norfolk Conservatives/submitted/Denise Bradley Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc - but how did your councillor vote? Before Christmas, Norfolk county councillors voted, by 39 votes to 26 with two abstentions, to increase their basic allowance from £9,401 to £10,500 a year. But Labour and the Liberal Democrats triggered today’s extraordinary meeting with a motion that the Conservative-led council should reverse the decision. However, the council voted, by 36 votes to 28, to reject the motion and stick with the increase. Cliff Jordan, Conservative leader of the council, said councillors needed to be … [Read more...] about How did your Norfolk county councillor vote in the allowances debate?