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Still time to have your say on West Winch Housing Access Road

Norfolk County Council, 23 December 2022 00:00

There is just over two weeks to have your say on the West Winch Housing Access Road before the consultation closes in January.

People can still take part in the consultation until Sunday 8 January, with the last public exhibition event set to take place on Wednesday 4 January at West Winch Primary School.

The public consultation provides details on the proposed road that will serve the West Winch Growth Area, which will see up to 4,000 new homes built over the next 20 years.

The county council has already received over 120 responses since the consultation launched in mid-November.

Councillor Graham Plant, Deputy Leader at Norfolk County Council, said: "We want to hear from as many people as possible before the consultation comes to a close so I would encourage everyone to take part. We have been encouraged by the responses we have received so far and the number of people who have attended our exhibition events. I would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has taken part so far."

"The feedback we receive will help to inform the planning application which is due to be submitted as soon as possible during 2023."

Cllr Stuart Dark: Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk:

"The plans for West Winch represent a major, 18-year investment in the development of King's Lynn and the relief road is a key aspect of delivering the programme. Everyone who lives in this area has an interest in the future of the borough so it's right that they have the chance to have a say on this proposal. I understand that we have already had a good response to the consultation but if you have not already taken part, now is the time. Please take the opportunity to complete the survey so we can make sure that the final plan truly represents the interests and views of residents."

Councillor Alexandra Kemp, County Councillor for the Clenchwarton and King's Lynn South Division said:

"The congestion and unreliable journey times from 20,000 vehicles a day on the sub-standard A10 in West Winch and Setchey - at least 11% HGV's - are a serious cost to business productivity, a barrier to the West Norfolk economy and have been a serious blight on the lives of West Winch and Setchey residents for over 50 years, when it was apparent a Bypass was needed to take the traffic and pollution out of the village. Now the Borough Council wants 4,000 houses next to the A10, it is essential that the proper highways capacity is fully in place first. Here is your chance to have your say in the consultation."

The new 1.5 mile road connects the A10 to the A47, starting just south of Gravelhill Lane in West Winch and joining the A47 before it reaches the Hardwick Junction. The scheme would see the dualling of the A47 between Hardwick and the new road, with changes to the Hardwick Interchange.

The reduction in traffic along the existing A10 in West Winch will allow the introduction of measures such as reduced speed limits, weight restrictions and new crossings throughout the village.

The final consultation exhibition event will take place at West Winch Primary School on Wednesday 4 January from 4pm to 9pm. This will be an opportunity for people to speak to members of the project team and view information on the proposals in person.

People can find out more about the consultation, view the proposals and give their feedback by filling in an online questionnaire via

Subject to gaining necessary statutory approvals, construction of the West Winch Housing Access Road is due to get underway in late 2025 with construction taking around 2 years.

How to respond to the consultation

There are several ways you can respond to the consultation:

  • Complete the consultation questionnaire online via the dedicated consultation website. Visit
  • Complete a paper copy of the questionnaire. You can request a paper copy of the consultation materials by emailing or calling 0344 800 8020
  • Email comments to
  • Write to us at: West Winch Housing Access Road, Infrastructure Delivery Team, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:44

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