Another sinkhole emerges in Norwich

Investigations are continuing after a sinkhole was discovered in Norwich.

The six-metre deep cavern was found underneath Plumstead Road near Kett's Hill by telecoms engineers on Tuesday.

The sinkhole which has opened on Plumstead Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

It is the latest in a series of sinkholes around the city over the past few decades. The most famous sinkhole "swallowed a bus" in Earlham Road in 1988.

The MP for Norwich North, Chloe Smith has asked constituents to contact her if they are affected by the sink hole.

Engineers examining the hole this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Problems like this can cause real trouble for residents, drivers and local businesses. I'm thankful no one has been hurt. A big hole suddenly opening up may sound amusing or like a blast from Norwich's past but it will need to be properly looked at and fixed. I would like to hear from any constituent who's been affected by it and I will take it up with the relevant authorities to get it sorted out as soon as possible"

– Chloe Smith MP
Credit: ITV News Anglia

“The hole has since got larger so we are in touch with local utilities providers to check gas and water supplies. Norfolk County Council’s laboratory is helping us decide the best course of action to stabilise the ground, which will be established following results from soil testing. The county council’s highways team is on standby to implement any agreed solution. We would like to reassure those in the area that we are doing everything we can to make sure the situation is resolved as quickly and safely as possible.”

– Norwich City Council spokesperson