Watch: Aerial footage shows how Norwich’s NDR is taking shape

The NDR route from the air. Picture Mike Page/Dan Gay.

The NDR route from the air. Picture Mike Page/Dan Gay. - Credit: Archant

Aerial footage which shows the progress made to the Northern Distributor Route (NDR) in Norwich has been taken by two Norfolk pilots.

The video was shot by Mike Page and his co-pilot Dan Gay and shows the entire 12.5-mile route, which will run from the Postwick junction of the A47 in the east to the A1067 at Taverham in the west.

The pair plan to track the building work by shooting a new video each month. The route takes just seven minutes to fly and Mr Page said it is getting much easier to follow.

'Over the last month there has been a lot of process along the route and it is getting much easier to follow now as it is becoming more defined,' he said. 'It much easier to see the progress via air then on the ground and hopefully it will be interesting to drivers to see how it has developed.'

Work began on the road late last year and it is due to open in February 2018.

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Costing £178.5m, it has been dubbed a 'road to nowhere' by critics and faced a legal challenge last year.

But Norfolk County Council argue it will bring a huge economic boost and transport improvements.

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Nearly 630 acres of farmland, 25 acres of woodland and part of the grounds to several homes and businesses, including at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, have been earmarked as needed for the controversial road's route.

And Norfolk County Council estimated last year that just over £14m of the £178.5m cost of the road will be needed to pay up those forced to sell their land.

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