Timeline and documents

We have now awarded the contract to design and build the Norwich Western Link to Ferrovial Construction and have also submitted the Outline Business Case for the project to the Department for Transport.

We are working to make documents on this page available in an accessible format as soon as possible. In the meantime, please email norwichwesternlink@norfolk.gov.uk to request an accessible version.

The projected timetable for the project is as follows, which is subject to gaining necessary statutory approvals:

  • Mid-2022 – Pre-planning application public consultation
  • Spring 2023 – Submit planning application
  • Late 2023 – Public inquiry (if required)
  • Mid-2024 – Full Business Case submitted to the Department for Transport
  • Late 2024 – Start of construction
  • Late 2026 – Norwich Western Link open for use

Key documents

September 2022 Addendum to the Outline Business Case

4 July 2022 - Cabinet Report

7 March 2022 - Cabinet Report

2021 Ecology Survey Reports

26 July 2021 - 2020 Ecology Survey Reports

25 June 2021 - Outline Business Case

7 June 2021 - Cabinet Report

1 May 2020 - 2019 Ecology Survey Reports

3 February 2020 - Cabinet Report

15 July 2019 - Cabinet Report

8 March 2019 - EDT Committee Report

9 November 2018 - EDT Committee Report

12 October 2018 - EDT Committee Report

20 October 2017 - EDT Committee Report and WSP Technical Scoping Report

15 September 2017 - EDT Committee Report

8 September 2017 - Business and Property Committee Report

8 July 2016 - EDT Committee Report

June 2016 - Mouchel Technical Report Published (commissioned May 2016)

29 January 2016 - EDT Committee Report

18 September 2014 - EDT Committee Report on Preliminary Option Report - Mott MacDonald

Report to Cabinet advising of the further work being carried out on the alternative route options for a Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) and putting forward proposals for moving the scheme forward. Develop mitigation measures for all eastern and western route options and the impacts on the Wensum Special Area of Conservation (SAC).