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Thickthorn Park and Ride expansion

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich (TfN) partnership recently asked for feedback on proposals to extend the Thickthorn Park and Ride site. The aim of the project is to reduce congestion in and around Norwich city centre, and on the A11 in particular, by providing more parking spaces.

What's being proposed

The proposals would deliver an extension of the current Park & Ride site, providing an additional 389 standard parking bays. The expansion would also provide:

  • 30 disabled, 10 parent and child, 29 standard electric vehicle and two disabled electric vehicle bays
  • Eight coach parking bays
  • Motorcycle parking
  • Bicycle storage
  • Pedestrian access
  • A new cycle link
  • A new bus pick-up point
  • Toilet facilities
  • Amazon lockers
  • A drainage pond and landscaping

The proposals involve expanding the site to the west, covering approximately four hectares between the A11 and B1172, and the existing vehicle access point would remain.

A downloadable version of the plan is available on this page.

Next steps

All feedback received through the consultation is currently under consideration as the design for the scheme is developed in more detail. A formal planning application seeking approval to construct the project is due to be submitted in September and this page will be kept up to date with the latest information.


This project is part of a programme of infrastructure changes in the Greater Norwich area, which was agreed by the county council's Cabinet last year and is funded by the Department for Transport's (DfT) Transforming Cities Fund. As we deliver these projects, we are carrying out a series of public consultations to help identify any issues for consideration when finalising the plans we put forward for construction.

The DfT awarded £32m of funding to TfN to deliver a range of schemes. These projects aim to improve access to jobs, training and retail by supporting improvements to sustainable modes of transport, while also responding to issues around air quality.

More information about our application to the DfT and all the proposed schemes can be found on our Transforming Cities application. You can also read more about previous, current and future TfN projects by visiting our Norwich major projects page.

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