River Wensum floodplain, credit Jo Parmenter

Grave concerns as Norwich Western Link route approved


Tuesday 16 July, 2019


On Monday 15 July 2019 Norfolk County Council approved option C as its preferred route for the NDR Western Link. The decision presupposes there is no realistic alternative to the road link, although we and others believe that case has yet to be fully made.

The core route of this road, even without considering all the additional infrastructure, would destroy parts of three County Wildlife Sites and permanently sever important connections between remnant parts of important habitats and populations of vulnerable species for nearly four miles.

Whilst we recognise and endorse the Council’s aspiration to deliver a net gain for wildlife alongside this scheme, we have grave concerns about how this will be met, and whether appropriate measures have been included in the budget. We will continue to campaign for the best interests of wildlife and biodiversity.
 
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