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 - read more about the announcement.
In the following budget announcement, this was extended to 12 city areas and a £1.2bn total fund.
In January 2019, the partnership submitted a wish-list of schemes for funding from an initial £60m pot and were subsequently awarded £6.1m to deliver improvements to Norwich Bus Station,
investment in the blue and green pedalway routes in Hethersett and Thorpe St Andrew and the introduction of a new bike share scheme for Greater Norwich - read more about the announcement.
Many of these schemes have now been completed or are in the process of being delivered. The status of each project and details of work carried out can be found in our Improvement projects pages.
On the 28 November 2019 we submitted detailed proposals to the DfT for an extensive programme of further schemes designed to transform travel in Greater Norwich and sets out our vision to “invest in clean and shared transport, creating a healthy environment, increasing social mobility and boosting productivity through enhanced access to employment and learning”.
Norwich was not included in the funding announcement made as part of the Government's March budget statement but we are still in the running for a share of a £117m pot with Portsmouth and Stoke on Trent.
A revised proposal has now been submitted to the DfT in support of our application which we hope to have a decision on by early July.
The investment being sought still represents one of the largest commitments to sustainable transport ever seen in the city.
If we are successful further local consultation will follow on more detailed plans for individual elements of the proposals.
All schemes put forward were featured in our November submission but further supporting documents can be provided on request at firstname.lastname@example.org