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Bid to support west Norfolk road schemes supported

03 September 2019

Bids to relieve the A10 and boost housing at West Winch and improve the A47 Pullover roundabout have been supported by Norfolk County Council.

The Council’s cabinet has agreed to bid to the Norfolk business rates pool, matched by £1.2m of funding from the county council.

Councillor Martin Wilby, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: “We’re keen to work with the borough council to support this road, which would enable the development of 4,000 homes and relieve the A10 through West Winch.

“This is a crucial part of our plan, Together, for Norfolk, to improve the road network and enable housing and economic growth.”

Councillor Richard Blunt, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk cabinet member for development, said: “The development at West Winch is the largest strategic growth area in our borough, with approximately 4,000 new homes planned. 

“We have already been working with Norfolk County Council to design and secure planning permission for this road.  This is another example of our collaborative working with Norfolk County Council to secure money from the Business Rates Pool to help towards funding for the housing access road. 

“Along with the recent news that the regional transport body has supported these two Norfolk schemes , this latest support means we have taken two major steps towards making these schemes a reality.”

If the business rates pool approves the bid, the county council’s match funding would be raised through prudential borrowing and included in the capital programme.

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