Decision details

Attleborough Transport Study (Agenda item 12)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The report related to the need for a Transport Study as a supporting document for the Attleborough and Snetterton Heath Area Action Plan and to request the release of up to £100,000 to complete the work


RECOMMEND to Council that the development and completion of a Transport Study be approved, and the funding up to the value of £100,000 be released from the Housing Planning Delivery Grant to complete the work

Reasons for the decision:

As stated in the introduction of the report , when adopting the Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Document, this Council required that Attleborough’s growth had to relate to the construction of the link road; a point accepted by the Inspector at the EiP into the Core Strategy.


The appropriate way for this issue to be properly assessed was through a detailed Transport Study, to ensure the range of factors surrounding the impact of the proposed growth could be properly considered.  The Council would then be able to produce an appropriate Area Action Plan and fully assess significant planning applications submitted in the Attleborough and Snetterton Heath areas.

Alternative options considered:

1)           To agree the need for the Transport Study and release up to £100,000 for that work


2)           Not to agree the need for the Study

Report author: Mark Stokes

Publication date: 02/12/2010

Date of decision: 30/11/2010

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2010 - Cabinet

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