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Urgent repair works are to commence on a Listed Building in Fakenham. 9A Norwich Street, a property formed of multiple flats, has been in a state of disrepair and requiring urgent works after the property deteriorated with large cracks forming on the front elevation. In October 2021, the Council served an Urgent Works Notice, instructing that the building is shored up. The works involve additional temporary propping internally and a sheeted scaffold across the full width and height of the building in order to provide support to its front elevation, which local residents may consider visually unappealing. However, such works are essential, as repairs to the building must take priority. The Notice gave until 18th November 2021 for the interested parties to return to the Council to confirm the required works would be undertaken. Having received no response, the Council has to take action to instigate the shoring up of the building and return it to a safe standard. Cllr John Toye, portfolio holder for Planning and Enforcement said: “We are pleased that the Council is taking action to bring this property back into a safe and working condition. 9A Norwich Street has been a concern for me and of residents in Fakenham for some time. Buildings in North Norfolk should not be left to fall into such disrepair that they pose any risk to the public. We look forward to seeing this building being made safe so we can move forward in securing its future.” Once the works are complete the Council will seek further discussions with the owners and then make a decision concerning the future of the property. You can report derelict or dangerous buildings to the Council’s Planning Enforcement team Photo: Aaron McMillan (Archant)
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