Major Road Improvement for Norwich

01 Jan 2018

Planning and Environment

The Secretary of State for Transport has made Side Roads and Slip Roads Orders to enable the implementation of the £19 m Postwick Hub Improvement Scheme on the A47 at Norwich. The scheme will unlock employment and housing land at Postwick but was opposed by local businesses and residents because of the extra delays it would cause to existing highway users. After a four week Inquiry held in July 2013 the Secretary of State has accepted the Inspector’s recommendations in favour of the scheme in a decision made on 8 January 2014. Michael Bedford and Estelle Dehon acted for the Highways Agency and Norfolk County Council in promoting the scheme.

The decision and the Inspector’s report can be accessed via the following links: