The proposals published today by Conservative run Norfolk County Council for the new Northern Bypass, or NDR as it is called, are detailed and answer some questions. However, the plans fail in one key area, that being that it is not a bypass ! Read the EDP report HERE.
The failure to include the final link joining from the Fakenham Road to the Southern Bypass means that the new road will deposit many thousands of extra cars each day in to Taverham and Drayton, and once there, there will be no final link up to the Southern by-pass, thus forcing all these cars through the narrow roads of Ringland, Honingham and Costessey.
It is simply not good enough for the Tories running county hall to come up with a solution to a smaller problem North and East of the city to then create a bigger problem to the North West. Yes, there are environmental concerns, but what about the concerns of residents in the areas that will be most affected.
How will people from Fakenham and North Norfolk get to the Southern bypass. Simple, they’ll go the old way, through the villages, as they always have, because driving clockwise round the NDR to Postwick to join the A47 is a 40 mile round trip. It isn’t going to happen, and trying to force people to do so is hardly going to help the environment. We need a proper by-pass that links the whole NDR on both sides to the Southern by-pass. This plan from County Hall is what can be called simply planned traffic chaos or planning blight !