For us, 2019 has continued where 2018 left off with our public consultation on our Norwich Western Link shortlisted options remaining open. However, the consultation will close at midnight on Friday 18 January so I wanted to remind you that you only have two weeks left in which to give us your views.
Norfolk County Council wants to create a Norwich Western Link to improve travel between the A47 and the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) and to tackle transport problems in the area. We launched our consultation on Monday 26 November 2018 and have had a good level of response so far, but we hope to get many more responses through as the closing date approaches.
If you haven’t already done so, I would like to encourage you to respond to the consultation. It’s very important to us that we understand any preferences, concerns or priorities you want us to take into account when we are identifying a preferred route for the Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. This is also an opportunity to tell us about any relevant information that you think we should consider before we carry out more detailed work on the preferred route alignment.
You can find out more about the options online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl. Once you have looked through this information, there are a number of ways you can respond to the consultation. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation or in an official capacity, we would encourage you to send your response in writing, as follows:
- by email to email@example.com
- by post to Norwich Western Link, Infrastructure Delivery Team, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Floor 2, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
You can also respond by completing our consultation questionnaire via www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl or in person at one of our remaining consultation events. A list of these events is below and all the events will be run between 2 and 8pm:
- Tuesday 8 January at Aylsham Town Hall
- Thursday 10 January at Diamond Jubilee Lodge, Hellesdon
- Friday 11 January at Great Witchingham Village Hall
- Monday 14 January at The Costessey Centre
- Tuesday 15 January at Dereham Memorial Hall
- Wednesday 16 January at Honingham Village Hall
If you have any questions that are not answered by the information we have made available, please let us know using the email and postal address provided above or in person at one of our consultation events.