13 March 2024
Rat-Running Taskforce – Update

The North Tuddenham-Easton A47 dualling works and the upcoming Norwich Western Link extension are both key infrastructure improvements for Norfolk. However, I have always been clear that we must not allow them to worsen rat-running through our rural communities – which need proper mitigation packages in place to protect them and their rural nature and way of life.

That’s why, having helped establish the South of the A47 Taskforce back in 2019, I welcomed the chance to be involved in their latest meeting with NCC Highways and National Highways yesterday – to find out how progress is going on the work to develop those key mitigation packages.

Good news. Work to bring in reduced speed limits on a number of roads along the A47-Honingham-Barnham Broom-Kimberley/Carleton Forehoe-Wymondham-A11 Corridor is moving forward following extensive local consultation. They will hopefully be in place in the coming months. 

Further meetings between NCC Highways, National Highways and each of the local parishes will also take place as work continues on the development of plans for the physical mitigation measures that need to be in place.

I remain committed to supporting the Taskforce and its constituent parishes in the months ahead – and look forward to sharing further news soon.

To read more on my historic work on rat-running, please visit my campaign page here