The West Winch Housing Access Road will serve the South East King’s Lynn Growth Area (known locally as the West Winch Growth area) which will see up to 4,000 new homes built over the next 20 years.
The route connects the A10 to the A47 along a new 1.5-mile road. This will start to the south of Gravelhill Lane in West Winch and join the A47 before it reaches the Hardwick Junction.
The road will connect to the A47 via a new signalised roundabout and dedicated free-flow slip road. The scheme would see the dualling of the A47 between Hardwick and the new road. Changes will need to be made to the Hardwick Interchange to take into account the housing traffic and the rerouted A10.
The West Winch Housing Access Road will provide an alternative route around village of West Winch. This would result in a reduction in traffic through the village. This will allow the introduction of measures through the village to improve safety and living conditions for local residents. This could include:
- reduction to existing speed limits
- weight restriction on heavy good vehicles
- new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists
Have your say - public consultation
We carried out a public consultation on our proposals for the West Winch Housing Access Road for eight weeks between Monday 14 November 2022 and Sunday 8 January 2023.
We held three local consultation events, two in West Winch and one in North Runcton. All of the events were well attended with over 150 signed-in attendees in total.
We received over 160 responses to the consultation through the online survey and written responses via email or post.
The majority people who responded were local residents. There were also responses for those who either work, or travel through the area.
The feedback we received covered these key themes:
- A47 connection and northern section of the road.
- The central section of the road, including proposals for Rectory Lane and Chequers Lane.
- Southern section of the road, including the connection with the existing A10.
- The local landscape and environment
- Potential measures along the existing A10
- Existing and projected traffic flows
- Active travel, including existing activity/behaviour and routes.
- Public transport, including current habits and potential improvements.
There was support for a many of the key elements of the project, including our proposals for Rectory Lane and Chequers Lane.
We also captured important feedback on people’s preferences. This included views on potential measures along the existing A10, active travel measures they would like to see, and which public transport improvements are important to them.
The full consultation report will be published in the summer of 2023.
The views collected during this consultation will help to inform the details included in the planning application which will be submitted in 2023.
We are also working on the Outline Business Case (OBC) which will be submitted to the Department for Transport next year.
If you have any questions or queries on the West Winch Housing Access Road please contact the team by email: WestWinchA10@norfolk.gov.uk.