Concerns over Norwich northern bypass raised at Hellesdon parish council meeting

Fears over how the Norwich northern bypass would affect traffic in Hellesdon were raised at a parish council meeting last night.

Around 100 people packed into the community centre in Middleton's Lane for more than two hours to quiz Norfolk County Council officers about the proposals.

The county council has secured �86.5m of the �141.5m cost of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR), which will stretch for 19.5km from Postwick on the A47 to the A1067 Fakenham Road.

But Hellesdon Parish Council has concerns over the proposed closure of the A1067 at the junction with the NDR which they believe would force traffic down the smaller Reepham Road.

Tony Adams, vice chairman of Hellesdon Parish Council, said: 'We have made it quite clear from the word go that we oppose this closure. I think the highways officers got the message.'

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Alternative proposals will now be looked at including moving a roundabout further along the A1067 away from the junction with Fir Covert Road.

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