Almost £3m is to be spent on cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossings at nearly a dozen sites in Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council has been awarded £2.2m of government cash for new cycling and walking schemes and some £700,000 for three already planned.

It will pay for pedestrian crossings or cycle lanes in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Dereham, Thorpe St Andrew, Hethersett, Brundall, Old Hunstanton, Sandringham and Fleggburgh.

But the amount the council was awarded through the Active Travel England scheme was short of the £4.7m County Hall had asked for.

That means other schemes, including fixing the broken boardwalk on the Norfolk Coast Path at Brancaster, will have to get funding from elsewhere.

The schemes which will go ahead are:

Eastern Daily Press: Dereham is one of the locations where improvements for pedestrians will be madeDereham is one of the locations where improvements for pedestrians will be made (Image: Mike Page)

Dereham: A pedestrian crossing on the B1146 Quebec Road

King's Lynn: A pedestrian crossing on the A1078 Edward Benefer Way

Thorpe St Andrew: A mandatory cycle lane on the A1042 Ring Road

Fleggburgh: A pedestrian crossing on A1064 Main Road

Brundall: A pedestrian crossing in The Street

Hethersett: A pedestrian crossing in Back Lane

Sandringham: A larger pedestrian/cycle refuge on the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way

Old Hunstanton: A shared-use cycle lane on the A149 at Old Hunstanton

Cycle lanes in Norwich's Mile Cross Road and Great Yarmouth's Jellicoe Road and Middleton Road, already in the pipeline, were granted a further £740,000.

Eastern Daily Press: Lana HempsallLana Hempsall (Image: Conservative Party)

Lana Hempsall, the council's deputy cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: "By developing the right solutions in the right locations, we can maximise uptake of active travel which, in addition to improving air quality for everyone, will also improve the health and wellbeing of those able to walk, cycle or wheel more often."

The council had asked for money for 14 schemes. Officers say they will seek alternative ways to pay for those which did not secure cash, including the broken boardwalk at Brancaster and replacing bridges on the Wherryman's Way at Loddon.