Letter Regarding Norwich Western Link
Norwich Western Link public consultation
I am writing to let you know that next Tuesday (8 May) Norfolk County Council is launching a public consultation on whether there is a need to tackle transport issues to the west of Norwich.
When we announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (now ‘Broadland Northway’) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about congestion, rat-running and other issues to the west of the city. Many wanted us to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.
And since plans to build the NDR were confirmed in 2015, some major changes to the area west of Norwich have been announced. Highways England intend to dual the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton by 2022 and a food-related enterprise zone, known as the Easton Food Hub, is due to be established just south of the A47 at Easton.
At this stage, we want to know people’s views and experiences of any transport issues that exist to the west of the city and what, if anything, they believe needs to be done to improve travel in this area.
The public consultation will run from Tuesday, 8 May to Tuesday, 3 July and people can respond online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl or in person at one of nine consultation events being held throughout May and June. You can find details of these events at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl.
Once the consultation closes, we’ll analyse the responses over the summer and let people know the results later this year and what, if anything, we propose to do to tackle any of the transport issues identified.
If you have any questions now or throughout the consultation, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Norfolk County Council
Norwich Western Link
NWL Website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl