Attleborough link road one step closer to approval
- Credit: IAN BURT
A proposed link road in Breckland which will ease the strain of future development has passed the first hurdle.
At a Breckland Council cabinet meeting last week, councillors gave the Attleborough Link Road the green light.
It will now go before the full council to be formally ratified.
The route will join the B1077 to London Road and will support the 4,000 homes and associated infrastructure planned for Attleborough before 2026 under the council's core strategy.
Councillors weighed up the costs and practicalities of three methods of joining the route - a low speed internal road, a bypass road on the edge of planned development and a hybrid of the two.
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In a report of the findings, the third was identified as the least disruptive and preferred choice.
Cllr Mark Kiddle-Morris, executive member for assets and strategic development, said: 'Now that the decision has been made it provides certainty for local people as to the location of the new link road.
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'This route will deliver the best outcome for the community as it provides the best transport solution and is the least disruptive for businesses and residents.'
The proposal will be heard at a full council meeting on November 6. If it is ratified at the meeting, work will begin to secure the land.