Hockering residents who fear A47 dualling proposals could destroy their village to express concerns at public consultation today

Then Prime Minister David Cameron on the road side at the A47 near Hockering, back in 2015, talking

Then Prime Minister David Cameron on the road side at the A47 near Hockering, back in 2015, talking to MP George Foreman (left) and Highway Ageny Alan Kirkdale (right), when he promised investment in the A47. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Residents of Hockering, near Dereham, are today learning more about plans to dual the A47, which many fear could destroy their village.

A public consultation event is being held today at Hockering Village Hall between 10am and 5pm.

Parish councillors have criticised plans which could take the A47 through the north of Hockering.

The new dual carriageway to the north of the existing A47 is one of four options being considered to alleviate the notorious A47 bottleneck between North Tuddenham and Easton.

Highways officials are also considering a new section of dual carriageway to the south of the A47 but to the north of the River Tud as the route passes the village of Hockering or a completely new section of dual carriageway to the south of the existing A47 to the south of the River Tud. Dualling the existing A47 also remains an option.


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Parish councillors have expressed concerns that they have been given little information so far and are worried that the road could go through the middle of the village playing field, which they say is well used.

There are also concerns about increased noise and the impact on the surrounding countryside.

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Another public consultation event is due to be held at Easton Village Hall on Saturday between 1pm and 4pm.

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