7 July 2023
A47 Dualling – Update

The A47 is a major transport artery into, and across, our great county. The full dualling of this route is vital for the long term safety of motorists, and absolutely necessary if we are to help Norfolk unlock its full economic potential – delivering thousands of jobs, as well as the growth and prosperity needed to help us ‘Build Back Better’ and ‘Level Up’.

That’s why I welcome the news today that the three committed A47 improvement schemes, including the dualling of the North Tuddenham-Easton stretch and the improvement of Thickthorn Roundabout, can now go ahead after the High Court chose not to uphold a legal challenge.

The judgment that the cumulative carbon impacts of the schemes were properly considered by Government when determining whether or not to greenlight them is very positive indeed. These projects represent huge investments into our county and will help boost our local economy, improve safety and reduce congestion (and in turn pollution) at their respective locations.

Having been a vocal advocate of full dualling of the A47, I look forward to working with the A47 Alliance to continue driving forward the collective campaign for further improvements – while, of course, doing my utmost to ensure that any and all improvements take seriously any environmental implications. 

To learn more about the judge’s decision, please see the EDP article here

To see more about the recent A47 Alliance meeting, please click here

To learn more about my historic and ongoing campaign to improve Norfolk’s road infrastructure, please visit my campaign page here