Norfolk County Council, in partnership with Norwich City Council, Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council, has made an application to the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the Transforming Cities Fund through Transport for Norwich. The fund aims to make it easier for people to access jobs, training and retail, and also aims to respond to issues around air quality.
In September 2018, Greater Norwich was one of 10 city areas shortlisted to apply for a share of the £840m grant. In the following budget announcement, this was extended to 12 city areas and a £1.2bn total fund -read more about the announcement here. The Transport for Norwich team is now working with the DfT on detailed proposals to put forward for funding through the project.
In January 2019, the partnership submitted a wish-list of schemes for funding from an initial £60m pot to launch the project.
Business cases for eight schemes made up the £7m application and included improvements to Norwich Bus Station, investment in the blue and green pedalway routes in Hethersett and Thorpe St Andrew, and car and bike share schemes. Read more about the application and other projects. The report is item 15 (page 109) in the agenda pack pdf. In March 2019, we were awarded £6.1m to deliver six of the schemes - read more about the announcement here.