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Support for expanding 40mph speed limit near 5,000 home development

PUBLISHED: 12:14 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:08 01 May 2019

The limit limit in Norwich Road could be extended. Picture: Google

The limit limit in Norwich Road could be extended. Picture: Google

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Plans to extend a 40mph speed limit as 5,000 homes are built on the outskirts of the town have been publicly backed.

Thetford Town Council agreed to support the increase on Norwich Road, in Croxton, from the Kilverstone Road junction, when members met on Monday, April 29.

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It currently lasts for 140m but the proposal has been put forward as construction continues on the Thetford Kingsfleet development of 5,000 homes. If approved by Breckland Council's planning committee the zone will be increased by 230m to the north-east.

Planning permission for the area, including up to 5,000 homes, employment land, three schools, a community centre and healthcare facilities, was obtained in 2016.

The first phase of building, by Suffolk-based housebuilder Hopkins Homes, will include 292 one and two-bed flats and two, three, four and five-bed houses as well as 51 affordable homes.

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