Your chance to influence how £4.5 million is spent to improve Attleborough town centre

11 July 2017

A public consultation begins next week about proposals to improve Attleborough town centre.

Drop-in events will take place in at Attleborough Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July, from 12-8pm, and an online survey is being launched where residents can give their feedback on how £4.5m will be spent. Residents are invited to look through the ideas, discuss them with members of staff who were involved with drawing them up, and give their views.

Norfolk County Council won £4.5 million of Local Growth Fund (LGF) funding from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to support planned growth within Attleborough. The funding will help Attleborough grow as smoothly and successfully as possible, resolving some current problems with its road and transport networks, help people get into and around the town centre and try to prevent further congestion from increasing traffic levels.

Earlier this year, Norfolk County Council developed initial proposals for how this money could be spent on the town centre and over the last few months it has been making some adjustments to these following input from Attleborough Town Council and others.

One of the big schemes to be consulted on is the plan to reduce congestion in the town centre and improve the flow of traffic by converting Surrogate Street from one-way traffic to two-way and make changes to the road’s junctions with Church Street and Connaught Road, making it safer for people to cross on foot at these points.

Councillor Rhodri Oliver, local member for Attleborough, said: “An important part of finalising proposals on these schemes is to get feedback on them from those using the area, whether they’re drivers, cyclists, pedestrians or bus passengers.

“Information and comments received through the consultations can then help us fine tune the plans and hopefully iron out potential issues to make them the best possible solution that balances the needs of all road users. I’d encourage all Attleborough residents and business to get involved and have their views listened to.”

Councillor Martin Wilby, Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee said: “It’s inevitable that the population of Attleborough will increase over the next 20 years so it’s vital that we make improvements to its infrastructure now, to ensure it’s able to cope with more residents and businesses in the town centre. We really want everyone to get involved and develop a plan of changes that will make the town a better place to live and work, long into the future."

To find out more about the projects, how to comment and to view the associated plans, please visit our consultation site.
 
Responses can be made by completing a survey and returning to Transport for Attleborough, CES - Highway Projects, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH or emailing tfa@norfolk.gov.uk.

The deadline for responses is midnight on 13 August 2017.

For political comment
Cllr Martin Wilby (Conservative), Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee, on 07920 286618 or 01379 741504
Cllr Terry Jermy (Labour) on 01842 630851
Cllr Tim East (Liberal Democrat) on 01603 743241

Cllr Rhodri Oliver, County Councillor for Attleborough, on 07810 067127

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