A47/A11 Thickthorn Junction Improvement Scheme

Closed 11 Jul 2019

Opened 3 Jun 2019


We're consulting on our proposals to improve the A47 / A11 Thickthorn junction.

This statutory consultation follows on from our previous consultation in March 2017 and the selection of our preferred route, which we announced in August 2017

This consultation is your opportunity to share your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). 

A DCO is a special type of planning application, which is needed for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). Further information on the DCO process can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users, local residents and community groups can play an important part in the development of the scheme design.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Monday 3 June to Thursday 11 July 2019.

How to get involved

You can use the following methods to respond this consultation:

  • Complete an online version of the response form by following the link below.
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost A47 THICKTHORN JUNCTION
  • Place a completed copy of the response form into a response box at one of our public consultation events.

To allow us time to collect and assess all responses to this consultation please ensure your response reaches us by 11.59pm on Thursday 11 July 2019.

We're holding public consultation events, where you'll be able to find out about the scheme and speak to members of the project team:


Date Time Location

Monday 10 June

1pm to 8pm

Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3JJ

Thursday 13 June

1pm to 8pm

Ketteringham Village Hall, High Street, Ketteringham, Wymondham NR18 9RU

Friday 14 June

1pm to 8pm

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7JJ

Saturday 15 June

11am to 5pm

Number 47, 47 Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1JR

Consultation documents will also be available to view from 3 June 2019 at the following locations during their normal opening times:


North Wymondham Community Centre, 44 Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham, NR18 0HH

Hethersett Library, Queen’s Road, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3DB

The Willow Centre, 1-13 Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7JY

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW

Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH

Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

The need for the scheme

This scheme will improve the A47 / A11 Thickthorn junction.

Thickthorn junction is an important junction for those living and working around Norwich, connecting the city with Great Yarmouth and Peterborough via King’s Lynn and Wisbech.

Studies have identified the unsuitability of the current junction layout to accommodate journeys between the A11northbound to A47 eastbound carriageways and the A47 westbound to A11 southbound carriageways.

This is predicted to worsen in future years due to the growth in both traffic and large local residential developments along the A11 corridor to the south-west of Norwich.




Fly-through video

Please see the below video for a visual fly-through of the proposed scheme.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads