Norfolk

Trees planted in Norfolk speed cut scheme

A scheme which aims to stop drivers speeding through villages is up and running in Norfolk.

More than 160 trees have been planted on rural roads in in Martham, Mundesley, Overstrand and Horstead in an "experiment" to stop drivers speeding.

It is hoped the trees will create an "avenue effect" and encourage drivers to slow down.

Oak, field maple, birch and hornbeam have been planted in the £70,000 trial.

All 163 trees, and 1,443ft (440m) of hedges in Martham, are expected to be planted by the end of March.

All four villages taking part in the trial had a history of speeding problems, Norfolk County Council said earlier.

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