New road boost for North Norfolk but UKIP councillors say ‘No’

Norfolk County Council has given the green light to a new road that will make it easier for visitors to reach North Norfolk and for local people to reach economic hot spots like London and Cambridge.

 

The Council has agreed to plug a gap in funding for the ‘Northern Distributor Route’ – effectively a northern by-pass for Norwich - which means work can finally start on the new road. Liberal Democrat councillors backed the move but sadly two UKIP councillors from North Norfolk voted against supporting our local economy in this way.

North Walsham Councillor John Timewell has welcomed the news. “This is good news for North Norfolk. It is calculated that the road will add £1 billion to the local economy and we will see much of that benefit in North Norfolk.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has also welcomed the news that work will finally be able to start next month. “I wrote to the Transport Minister urging them to help plug the gap in funding. I am pleased that the government and the Local Enterprise Partnership have each contributed to making this project happen.”

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