South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss joined Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Councillor Geoffrey Hipperson, Tottenhill Retail Park owner Neil Cotton and representatives from Norfolk County Council Highways to discuss concerns about speeding on the A10, access to the Tottenhill Retail Park and the Watlington/Tottenhill cross roads. Over the past few years, there have been a number of accidents at the location and Neil Cotton and Cllr Hipperson are keen to see action taken to address the safety concerns.
Liz Truss commented ‘I was extremely pleased to meet Neil Cotton, owner of Tottenhill Retail park. He has significant ambitions for the site with existing tenant Circle Waste planning to expand, creating 40 new jobs. However a key concern for Neil and Cllr Hipperson is the speed of vehicles on the A10 and subsequent access to the retail park. Standing at the entrance, adjacent to the road, I fully understand their concerns and believe this is an issue the county council need to address. Future job creation could be held back by a highway’s restriction, as well as the issue of road safety - this is extremely frustrating for all concerned. I will be contacting the Head of Highways at Norfolk County Council to see what measures can be taken to improve the situation.’
Photo left to right: Neil Cotton, Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson, Liz Truss MP. Photo F Walker