Cromer

New roundabout planned for Felbrigg/Cromer junction

Just Regional
Jun 28, 2016 3 mins read
Work is set to start next year on a long campaigned for improvement at the junction of the A148 and B1436 at Felbrigg near Cromer after funding was secured from a number of partners for a new £570,000 roundabout.

Hilary Cox, local county councillor for Cromer, has worked to secure pledges of money from Norfolk County Council, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), North Norfolk District Council, Cromer Town Council, local parish councils of Roughton, Runton and Felbrigg, and developers and local businesses.
Councillor Hilary Cox, said: “We have finally succeeded thanks to the efforts of all involved. Local campaign group Steps to Safety have been tireless in campaigning for this improvement, and it is so encouraging to see so many supportive parties prepared to help fund it, including our local parish councils.
“The new roundabout will make it much easier to manoeuvre through this junction, reduce accidents and encourage vehicles that do not need to stop in Cromer to bypass it and cut congestion in the town.”
Martin Wilby, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s environment, transport and development committee said: “The county council couldn’t afford this scheme alone so it is great to see so many partners coming together to make this possible. We will now begin to design the scheme in detail and, subject to the usual agreements including required land purchase, would aim to begin construction early next year with a view to opening before summer 2017.
Chris Starkie, managing director of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “This project is the perfect example of what can be achieved when a community comes together through hard work, dedication and the support of all partners. North Norfolk is hugely important to the East’s economy, especially in tourism. This work will make travel easier for locals and visitors alike and improve safety, and the LEP is delighted to add its funding and support.”
Sue Arnold, NNDC ward member for Felbrigg and chairman of the Steps to Safety Campaign said: “On behalf of the Steps to Safety Group I would like to say I am delighted that after so many years of campaigning by the Group the funding for this much needed roundabout at the Felbrigg junction is in place. I would like to thank all who have supported us, the local people, local businesses, parish, town, district and county councils. It has been a hard slog but very worthwhile.”

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