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New petrol station proposed for busy junction near A14

The proposed garage would be at the jucntion between the A14 and A140 Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The proposed garage would be at the jucntion between the A14 and A140 Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Plans have been submitted to build a new petrol station, cafe and restaurant off the A14 near Needham Market – opposite a Shell garage that is set for a major revamp.

Documents submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council propose building a petrol filling station and store on Norwich Road on the roundabout at junction 51.

Vacant land near the junction has been earmarked for the proposed petrol station, which would be managed by EG Group through their Euro Garages arm.

As well as the station, there are also proposals to build a drive-thru cafe and a restaurant.

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EG Group say the planned development “will be complimentary to the existing, dated service facilities to the north of the junction”.

If planning permission is received, the complex could lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs, according to EG Group.

The plans come as the Shell garage on the same roundabout propose making significant changes to their site, including planning to halve the number of car filling points to six to make way for another HGV station.

Shell also plan to remove the existing kiosk, canopy, fuel tanks, pumps and jet wash to allow for the construction of a new sales building, forecourts, canopy and underground tanks and car parking spaces.

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A140 reopens after man dies in crash between van and HGV

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

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The A140 has been reopened after a fatal crash between a van and a lorry.

Suffolk police were called to the road at around 3.30pm yesterday (February 6) after reports of a two vehicle collision.

Emergency services including the fire service and air ambulance were also called to the scene.

Officers closed the road at Little Stonham from around 4pm after the crash completely blocked the road.

They later confirmed the male driver of the van died at the scene as a consequence of the collision.

The driver of the HGV was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by air ambulance for treatment for suspected broken wrists.

The road was closed for nearly 12 hours while the two vehicles were removed from the scene.

It reopened shortly before 3am today.

A140 reopens after fatal crash between car and HGV

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Police at the accident on the A140 at Little Stonham Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

The A140 has been reopened after a fatal crash between a van and a lorry.

Suffolk police were called to the road at around 3.30pm yesterday (February 6) after reports of a two vehicle collision.

Emergency services including the fire service and air ambulance were also called to the scene.

Officers closed the road at Little Stonham from around 4pm after the crash completely blocked the road.

They later confirmed the male driver of the van died at the scene as a consequence of the collision.

The driver of the HGV was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by air ambulance for treatment for suspected broken wrists.

The road was closed for nearly 12 hours while the two vehicles were removed from the scene.

It reopened shortly before 3am today.

Redevelopment of A14 petrol station could half number of fuel pumps

An application to redevelop the Shell petrol station in Needham Market, off the A14 has been submitted. Pictrue: GOOGLE MAPS

An application to redevelop the Shell petrol station in Needham Market, off the A14 has been submitted. Pictrue: GOOGLE MAPS

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A major redevelopment is planned for the Shell petrol station near the A14 and A140 which would see the number of car filling points halved.

According to plans submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council’s planning officers, major changes would be made to the filling station on the roundabout at junction 51 of the A14, near Needham Market.

The papers map out plans to remove the existing kiosk, canopy, fuel tanks, pumps and jet wash to allow for the construction of a new sales building, forecourts, canopy and underground tanks as well as more car parking.

As part of the development the number of car filling stations will be halved from 12 to six to accommodate another HGV station, increasing the number from two to three.

Despite the reduction of car fuelling stations, the application says the new arrangement will create a “starter gate” formation which will “allow for better throughput of cars and less congestion and meet the needs of the site”.

The canopy over the top of the petrol station is also due to be reduced to one “significantly smaller in size, bulk and scale”.

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On designs for the new sales unit, Shell say the new building will be “modern in design, with a glazed front elevation, providing a light and spacious internal environment for customers”.

They also say it will create a “valuable source of jobs” which will suitable for local residents – especially those looking for flexible hours.

A14 petrol station to become more HGV-friendly in major revamp

An application to redevelop the Shell petrol station in Needham Market, off the A14 has been submitted. Pictrue: GOOGLE MAPS

An application to redevelop the Shell petrol station in Needham Market, off the A14 has been submitted. Pictrue: GOOGLE MAPS

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A major redevelopment is planned for the Shell petrol station near the A14 and A140 which would see the number of car filling points halved.

According to plans submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council’s planning officers, major changes would be made to the filling station on the roundabout at junction 51 of the A14, near Needham Market.

The papers map out plans to remove the existing kiosk, canopy, fuel tanks, pumps and jet wash to allow for the construction of a new sales building, forecourts, canopy and underground tanks as well as more car parking.

As part of the development the number of car filling stations will be halved from 12 to six to accommodate another HGV station, increasing the number from two to three.

Despite the reduction of car fuelling stations, the application says the new arrangement will create a “starter gate” formation which will “allow for better throughput of cars and less congestion and meet the needs of the site”.

The canopy over the top of the petrol station is also due to be reduced to one “significantly smaller in size, bulk and scale”.

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On designs for the new sales unit, Shell say the new building will be “modern in design, with a glazed front elevation, providing a light and spacious internal environment for customers”.

They also say it will create a “valuable source of jobs” which will suitable for local residents – especially those looking for flexible hours.

A47 shut after lorry and van crash

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash on the A47. Photo : Steve Adams

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash on the A47. Photo : Steve Adams

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Motorists faced delays and diversions on the A47 after a crash between a lorry and a van.

The crash has happened near The Canary and Linnet pub, off the A47 in Little Fransham. Picture: ArchantThe crash has happened near The Canary and Linnet pub, off the A47 in Little Fransham. Picture: Archant

Police were called at 11.08am today to a crash near the Canary and Linnet Pub, in Little Fransham between Dereham and Swaffham.

The road was blocked in both directions from Station Road to Dunham Road and re-opened at about 2,30pm.

Emergency services attended but no-one is believed to have been trapped or suffered serious injuries.

An extensive clean-up operation was launched by the police and Highways England as diesel has spilled onto the road and damage had been caused to a lamp post.

Road users were advised to expect disruption and to allow extra journey time.

Diversion route details;

Eastbound – Exit the A47 at Swaffham Interchange.

At the A1065 junction turn right and follow the A1065 to Fakenham.

At the A148 roundabout take the second exit onto the A148.

Continue on the A148 to the next roundabout and take the third right onto the A1067.

Continue on the A1067 through Bintree, Bawdeswell, Morton, Attlebridge, Taversham and Drayton to A140 Ring Road in Norwich.

At the A140 roundabout take the third exit onto the A140.

At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the A1074 and rejoin the A47 at Longwater Interchange.

Westbound – Exit the A47 at Thickthorn Interchange and take first exit from the roundabout onto the A11.

Continue on A11 to Mundford Road roundabout at Thetford.

Take third exit from the roundabout and continue on A134 to the A1065 roundabout at Munford.

At the roundabout take the third exit and continue on the A1065 to rejoin the A47 at Swaffham Interchange.

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A140 closed after pedestrian suffers serious injuries in crash

Police at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon Parkin

Police at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon Parkin

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A pedestrian has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a car in an accident that closed the A140 for more than four hours.

Police at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon ParkinPolice at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon Parkin

Emergency services were called at 11.40am on Thursday, September 19 to reports of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian between Long Stratton and the hamlet of Stratton St Michael.

Paramedics and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to the scene of the collision in which the male pedestrian had sustained serious arm and leg injuries.

Police closred the A140 through Long Stratton after an accident between a car and pedestrian. Picture: Simon ParkinPolice closred the A140 through Long Stratton after an accident between a car and pedestrian. Picture: Simon Parkin

An eyewitness who drove past the scene shortly after the collision said: “I was coming towards Long Stratton and there was a man lying in the road.

“He had clearly been hit by a car and people were helping. The driver of the car involved was also helping and other drivers had stopped before the police and then the air ambulance arrived.

The closre of the A140 after an accident between a car and pedestrian led to long tailbacks of traffic in Long Stratton. Picture: Simon ParkinThe closre of the A140 after an accident between a car and pedestrian led to long tailbacks of traffic in Long Stratton. Picture: Simon Parkin

“He appeared to be quite an elderly man. It was quite a shocking thing to see as he was clearly injured.”

The accident occurred to the north of Long Stratton on the busy Norwich to Ipswich road, just as it becomes a 30mph limit.

Police at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon ParkinPolice at the scene of the accident between a car and pedestrian on the A140 near Long Stratton. Picture: Simon Parkin

The A140 was closed to traffic in both directions from the new Hempnall roundabout to Swan Lane in the centre of Long Stratton. Long tailbacks of stationary traffic built up in the area and motorists were advised to seek alternative routes.

The traffic delays were made worse when a second accident occurred south of Long Stratton between a lorry and a van that ended in a ditch.

The A140 closure led to major delays to bus services.

A spokesman for First said: “Due to the closure of the A140, our Purple Line 38/38A bus services are currently terminating at Newton Flotman until the road reopens.

“The 935 school bus from Long Stratton High School to Swainsthorpe will not be able to operate at the usual time and we are in discussions with Norfolk County Council transport officers as to how best we can get the students home.

“We understand that the A140 will hopefully reopen between 4pm and 5pm and buses will be able to reach Long Stratton and Harleston after that.”

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