Decision details

Norwich Western Link route options consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek Members views on Norfolk County Council's proposed route options for the Norwich Western Link.


Cabinet considered and approved their preference to support Option D only (with the Easton prong) based on the benefits to transport access from villages in the north east of the District.

Reasons for the decision:

Route Options C and D be recommended as these routes provide the greatest benefit in transport capacity terms of the options presented when considered against the forecast cost.

It is considered that the high forecast traffic carrying capacity indicates that options C and D will result in the least amount of traffic using other rural routes.  The delivery of the scheme is also of key importance to Breckland and it is important that this is highlighted to Norfolk County Council as part of the consultation process.

Alternative options considered:

1)     Members endorse route options C and D as the preferred routes in its response to the Western Link Consultation.

2)     Members endorse one of the alternative route options as the basis of the Council’s response to the Western Link Consultation.

Report author: Phil Mileham

Publication date: 06/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2019

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