Councillors have agreed to finalise and submit a planning application for an £84 million relief road in Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council’s cabinet agreed to proceed with the West Winch Housing Access Road, which will serve the South East King’s Lynn growth area, at a meeting on December 6.

The road is expected to relive pressure on the A10 while, at the same time, supporting a bid to build 4,000 new homes in the village which are expected to be built over the next 20 years.

The new road will connect the A10 with the A47 at a new roundabout . The scheme also involves dualling the A47 between Hardwick and the new road.

The county council is expected to submit the application by the end of the year.

Cllr Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport told the meeting the access road is a significant and important project for West Norfolk which will reduce the numbers of vehicles travelling through West Winch.

Image shows the proposed new roundabout junction of A47 which connect to the new access road.

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