High Kelling work September 2021

Members of the Norfolk Orbital Railway project were on site in September, cutting back vegetation on the section of railway land that is in the process of being purchased at High Kelling. The main focus of the work has been on the section where the land meets the verge adjacent to the A148 Holt Bypass.

Adjacent to the A148

A wooden post fence line marking the track way across this section of land is also being put into place.

Wooden posts being put in along the length of the track bed.

The A148 is built on part of the former railway line that runs into Holt however the land that runs parallel with this road will be used for the new rail line. Further discussions with the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) are to be held later in the year to determine clearances and crossing requirements.

The proposed rail link running from the North Norfolk Railway station at High Kelling onto the Melton Constable Trust land down to the A148 – taken from the WS Atkins Rail Study

The purchase of the land is now with the solicitors and we have requested a completion date in order that we can move forward.

If you have any views or comments then please contact David Bill MBE who is one of the Trustees of the Melton Constable Trust: d.bill@ntlworld.com