A pedestrian crossing and 30mph speed limit could be introduced outside a city nursery in order to make the area safe for children.

Atlantic Avenue in Sprowston could see a traffic light-controlled crossing installed near the pedestrian access for White House Farm Nursery, with councillors discussing the plan alongside a reduced speed limit.

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Sprowston Town Council, which carried a motion to speak to developers about the plans at its last meeting, says it has received several requests from the public for a crossing to provide safer access to the nursery and the other facilities in the shopping precinct.

Those living in the city suburb described the 40mph road on the new estate as "fast and difficult to cross".

Labour town councillor Martin Booth has suggested developers working on new homes in the area pay for a crossing to be installed.

Councillors have also queried their powers over the road, amid continuing attempts to put pressure on developers to finished community facilities that were promised when permission for homes were granted.

One councillor, Barbara Lashley, has suggested the council implement the plans as part of the planning process for new homes.