A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling - February 2020

Closed 30 Apr 2020

Opened 26 Feb 2020

Overview

Consultation update - 9 April 2020

Due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we have extended this consultation until 23:59 on 30 April to allow for respondents to submit their responses. Further details can be found in the Consultation Extension Letter in the related files below.

 

We're holding a public consultation on our proposals for improving the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton.

We'd like to hear what you think, so please share any concerns, ideas or local knowledge that you may have.

Please view the consultation brochure and supporting documents at the bottom of this page for more information about the proposals. 

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.


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 at the bottom of this page.
     
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost A47 NORTH TUDDENHAM TO EASTON
     
  • Place a completed copy of the response form into a response box at one of our public consultation events.
     

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 Venue Address
Thursday 27 February 2020 1pm to 8pm North Tuddenham Village Hall Fox Lane, North Tuddenham, Dereham, NR20 3DH
Friday 28 February 2020 1pm to 8pm Hockering Village Hall 3 Heath Road, Dereham, Norwich, NR20 3HT
Monday 2 March 2020 1pm to 8pm East Tuddenham Village Hall Mattishall Road (also known as The Street), East Tuddenham, Dereham, NR20 3LR
Tuesday 3 March 2020  1pm to 8pm Honingham Village Hall 31 Dereham Road, Honingham, Norwich, NR9 5AP
Wednesday 4 March 2020 1pm to 8pm Easton Village Hall Marlingford Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5AD
Saturday 7 March 2020 10am to 4pm Assembly House Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ


Consultation documents will also be available to view from Wednesday 26 February to 8 April 2020 at the following locations during their normal opening times:
 

Venue
Dereham Library, 52 High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DZ
Telephone: 01362 693184
Costessey Library, Breckland Road, Norwich, NR5 0RW
Telephone: 01603 742669
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW
Telephone: 01603 774709
Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane Norwich, NR1 2DH
Telephone: 0344 800 8020

The need for the scheme

The A47 is part of the Strategic Road Network. The section from North Tuddenham to Easton is located to the west of Norwich and forms part of the main arterial highway route connecting Norwich and Great Yarmouth to Leicester and the Midlands via Kings Lynn.

Whilst around half of the A47 is already built to dual carriageway standard, the North Tuddenham to Easton section is not. Studies have identified that the single carriageway section of the road no longer meets the needs of its users. The section acts as a bottleneck, resulting in congestion that leads to longer journey times. In addition, this section of the A47 has a poor safety record.

Studies have identified the need to improve this section of the A47, and we want to ensure it is suitable for current and future demands, which will see a growth in both traffic and local residential developments along the A47 corridor to the west of Norwich.

 

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads