NCC Consultation – Norwich Western Link options

In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47. The council wants to improve travel between these two major roads and to tackle the transport problems that exist in the area to the west of Norwich, including slow journey times, rat running and roads not being suitable for the volume and type of traffic.

The four routes have been published following months of work to identify which options would be most effective as a Norwich Western Link. The shortlisted options were also informed by the results of an initial Norwich Western Link consultation which was held earlier this year. This consultation had more than 1,700 responses and showed there was very strong support for creating a new link between the A47 and Broadland Northway, with the majority of those responding suggesting a new road as their preferred solution.

The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.

A public consultation on these routes will run between

                                       Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019.

During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.

You can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via from Monday 26 November. You can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.

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Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Team

A message from PC 1095 Colin Bailey – Reepham Beat Manager.

Please see that attached poster / information for the next Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting on 24 October 2018. It would be great to see you all there.

If there are people who cannot make the meeting, and wish to send their  suggestions / ideas  regarding the priorities setting, please forward them to me via e mail ( and I will raise them in the meeting.

SNAP poster

Consultation – Norwich Western Link

Do we need a Norwich Western Link?

When Norfolk County Council announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted the council to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.

The County Council will be running a public consultation between Tuesday, 8 May and Tuesday, 3 July 2018 and, at this stage, they would like to know your views on any transport issues that exist to the west of the city. This is your chance to have your say and help to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to improve transport links or provision in this part of the county – so make sure you take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.

You can find out more and respond to the consultation online at from Tuesday, 8 May. Or you can come along to one of the nine consultation events being held throughout May and June, where you can speak to County Council staff and respond to the consultation in person.

The consultation events will be held from 10.30am to 8pm each day (with the exception of the Taverham event, which will finish at 7pm). Click on the poster for the venues and dates.

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Consultation Day for the NDR WESTERN LINK (A1067 – A47)


TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018 10.30AM -8PM



A sign on the side of a roadDescription generated with very high confidenceNorfolk County Council (NCC) is now committed to completing the NDR with a link between the A1067 and the A47. Starting from the original routes first published in 2004 NCC have been looking at the business case, the environmental constraints, traffic flows, value for money etc. Between 8th May and 3 July, the Council is consulting on the demand for the road and the issues around locations. There will be a further consultation in November /December 2018 when 3-4 options have been identified. However May 22nd is an important opportunity to make views known.


Greater Norwich Local Plan – Reminder to have your say

Residents, businesses and stakeholders have the chance to have their say on the shape of  Greater Norwich (Norwich,  Broadland and South Norfolk boundaries).

The Greater Norwich Local Plan is being created by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council and working with Norfolk County Council as the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.
The plan will set out a vision for growth, identify sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure and provide the basis for planning decisions for the foreseeable future.

The councils are encouraging all organisations to take part in the consultation, particularly residents, even if they are only interested in commenting on one area or site.

To find out more about the plan and contribute to the consultation or to register any preferences, visit the Greater Norwich Local Plan website.

A series of road shows will also take place across the area through the consultation period which ends on March 22. Officers will be available to explain policy options or discuss sites in general terms at these events. A full list of locations is available online.