Major projects to be given big cash injection in Norwich and surrounding areas

Library picture of a sunset over Norwich City centre. Golden Ball Street. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY COPY.

Library picture of a sunset over Norwich City centre. Golden Ball Street. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY COPY. - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Council bosses have approved plans to spend nearly £3m to improve transport and the environment in Norwich and its surrounding areas, over the next five years.

They have also agreed to spend £1m of pooled funding between now and 2020 on other projects such as enhancements to Earlham Millennium Green and measures to encourage more people use Marriott's Way.

The plans were approved at today's meeting of the Greater Norwich Growth Board - made up of councillors from Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council (NCC), South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council - following last month's NCC's cabinet meeting.

Other projects include £500,000 to remove traffic from Westlegate and open Golden Ball Street to two-way traffic; making Prince of Wales Road and Rose Lane open to traffic in both directions, but with Prince of Wales Road only open to public transport and essential service vehicles; improving the Guardian Road junction with Dereham Road, and making improvements to the blue pedalway, which connects the city centre to Eaton via Newmarket Road, and the Sewell area.

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They would be funded by money from the community infrastructure levy (CIL), which is raised from developers and can be used for roads and other infrastructure.

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The business plan also includes a total of £300,000 to work on developing four other transport schemes.

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