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A10 access road one step closer

A10 access road one step closer

Published by Grace Mcgachy
12:50pm 2nd September 2019.

A £13.5m road project which will unlock thousands of new homes in West Norfolk is one step closer. 

Bids to relieve the A10 and boost housing at West Winch and improve the A47 Pullover roundabout have been supported by Norfolk County Council.

Plans to build a new town between West Winch and the Hardwick roundabout have been in the pipeline for many years now, however, they have hinged on a new access road being built.


The road would provide a bypass route to the A10 through West Winch, aiming to limit the impact of the new homes on existing roads in the area.

The council's cabinet has agreed to bid to the Norfolk business rates pool, matched by £1.2m of funding from the county council.

The road is likely to cost in the region of £13.5m in total, which the county council is hoping will be funded by the Department for Transport (DfT).

a47 pullover roundabout

 

Councillor Martin Wilby, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: 

"We're keen to work with the borough council to support this road, which would enable the development of 4,000 homes and relieve the A10 through West Winch.

This is a crucial part of our plan, Together, for Norfolk, to improve the road network and enable housing and economic growth."

norfolk county council


Councillor Richard Blunt, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk cabinet member for development, said: 

"The development at West Winch is the largest strategic growth area in our borough, with approximately 4,000 new homes planned.  

We have already been working with Norfolk County Council to design and secure planning permission for this road.  This is another example of our collaborative working with Norfolk County Council to secure money from the Business Rates Pool to help towards funding for the housing access road

Along with the recent news that the regional transport body has supported these two Norfolk schemes , this latest support means we have taken two major steps towards making these schemes a reality.

If the business rates pool approves the bid, the county council's match funding would be raised through prudential borrowing and included in the capital programme.

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