Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) warmly welcomed by government and businesses

June 8 2015

The Northern Distributor Road is an important piece in the Norfolk infrastructure jigsaw especially for Norwich, Broadland and North Norfolk; Business leaders, local authorities and the New Anglia LEP warmly welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to back the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) from the A47 at Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham road. Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, has granted Development Consent for the 20km dual carriageway, with the letter sent to Norfolk County Council stating that there is a compelling case in the public interest for authorising the NDR project. Consent is of course subject to there being no legal challenge in the next six weeks, or any such challenge being cleared by the courts.

The Secretary of State’s backing for this key ‘Transport for Norwich’ project endorses the case made by Norfolk County Council at the Planning Inspectorate’s detailed public examination, which started exactly a year ago. The planned new road is designed to tackle existing and future travel and transport problems for a large part of Norwich, Broadland and North Norfolk, boost business and the economy, serve new housing and employment areas, and provide the opportunity for further sustainable transport improvements in and around the city.

Take a look at the interactive map on Locate Norfolk for more information on the road networks around and throughout Norfolk

Read more about the NDR Development through the Norfolk County Council website and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership website