Campaigners for a weight restriction on residential roads including Tennyson Avenue and Vancouver Avenue in King’s Lynn have received the backing of county councillor Alexandra Kemp. 

The B1144 Action Group presented a petition to Norfolk County Council calling for a 7.5 tonne limit to be imposed, along with a 30mph speed limit.

They say their lives are blighted by lorries using the area as a cut-through to get to the town’s docks.

Simon Vallance, of the action group, said he had been told this week that the county council agreed that the weight limit should be reinstated, but he has yet to receive this response in writing.

He said he has also been told that the cost to reinstate the weight limit could be up to £15,000.

Miss Kemp said: “As the county councillor for Vancouver Avenue, I have allocated my highways budget, under the new councillors’ highway budget scheme, towards the 7.5 tonne traffic order we need to take the misery off the roads for local residents on the stretch of road from Vancouver Avenue to Tennyson Avenue.”

Mr Vallance added: “I was speechless when I heard that. People have been trying for 20 years to get this sorted – we might have finally done it.”

A public meeting will be held from 7pm on Wednesday at King’s Lynn Football Club where members of the action group hope a representative from the county council will be able to present their plans for the area.