New details have been revealed ahead of the 10 week closure of a town high street. 

Norfolk County Council has confirmed that Stalham High Street will be closed for essential pavement resurfacing works from January 8 onwards. 

The work was originally planned to start on November 13 and last 14 weeks but was delayed in an effort to protect trade for businesses during the Christmas period. 

The decision was a "huge relief" for local business owners and was the result of campaigning by North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker and a group of Stalham councillors.

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The road will be closed from the junction of Lower Staithe Road to the junction of Baker Street for 10 weeks while the damaged pavement surface and drainage systems are removed and replaced. 

Access to properties for both pedestrians and vehicles will be maintained although there may be some short delays at times.

Councillor Matthew Taylor said: "This closure, although delayed from the important Christmas trading period, is still of incredible concern to many Stalham business owners.

"The rolling closure will still allow for some vehicular access, and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.

"The one-way system will also be revoked allowing greater access and it has also been scheduled that 'downtimes' will occur to allow for deliveries to be made.

"There is one simple message - Stalham will still be open for business."

A fully signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of the work which is costing Norfolk County Council £153,000.