A busy road is 'unlikely' to close during October half-term following fears over the impact on local businesses.

Part of the A149, the main north Norfolk coast road, is set to close this year for works carried out by UK Power Networks.

The proposed dates for the closure had concerned businesses in the village of Cley. 

One said that many small traders along the coast road rely on the half-term business and to close the road during that time would be "extremely disappointing and damaging".

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But a spokesperson from Norfolk County Council said: “We are aware that UK Power Networks are planning to carry out works in the area, although no formal application for works has been received.

"Our priority will be to minimise disruption and we will work with UKPN and local residents to ensure this.

"While the provisional date is set in October half-term, we are unlikely to grant a permit for this work during this period," the spokesperson added.