What changes should be made to the Norwich transport network?

The closure of Chapelfield North for road works creates traffic queues. Photo by Simon Finlay.

The closure of Chapelfield North for road works creates traffic queues. Photo by Simon Finlay. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

What changes do you want to see to the transport system in Greater Norwich?

The finished cycle lanes in the road on The Avenues. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The finished cycle lanes in the road on The Avenues. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

That is the question being posed today by city planners as they look to draw up ideas for the road network until 2036.

Norfolk County Council and the Greater Norwich councils of Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk have joined forces to gather information from the public that will help update the Transport for Norwich (TfN) strategy.

As well as finding out about how people travel in and around Norwich at the moment, the consultation also asks people to rate the importance of a range of transport-related issues, including new technology, sustainability and environmental factors.

The TfN review survey runs alongside the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) consultation, which will result in a vision and strategy for growth in the area until 2036.

Westlegate has been pedestrianised under the Transport for Norwich scheme. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Westlegate has been pedestrianised under the Transport for Norwich scheme. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council's cabinet member for sustainable and inclusive growth, said: 'Sustainable growth needs to be delivered hand-in-hand with the right infrastructure. Results from this initial survey and emerging plans for development in the area will set us in the right direction when putting together a new Transport for Norwich Strategy.'

Stuart Clancy, economic development portfolio holder for Broadland District Council, said: 'The future of our communities is dependent on a proper transport infrastructure so we would encourage all Broadland residents to respond to the consultation so that their views can be taken into account in shaping this direction.'

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John Fuller, leader of South Norfolk Council, said: 'Greater Norwich is a key engine for growth for the country and has established itself as a leader in science, technology and manufacturing.

'A strong transport strategy is vital to unlock growth potential across the region and bring forward infrastructure to support existing and future communities to thrive.'

Once the outcome of the GNLP is known, information from this and the Transport for Norwich strategy review consultation will be used to inform the content of a second phase of consultation to develop a draft strategy.

For more information and to take part in the consultation, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfnreview. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Thursday March 15.

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