Norwich Western Link

Scheme outline

Construction of a new road to connect the western end of the A1270 "Broadland Northway" - previously known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - to the A47, completing a full circuit of the city. This western section was initially going to be part of the Northern Distributor Project, but was dropped because it passed through the environmentally sensitive Wensum Valley. It will now be progressed separately.

No alignment has yet been selected for the road. As of autumn 2018, Norfolk County Council is consulting on four possible options.

In preparation
New road
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


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24 November 2018

According to local news reports, Norfolk County Council is opening a consultation on this scheme on 26 November 2018.

14 December 2018

The consultation for this road scheme can be found here.

11 July 2019

Norfolk County Council is set to recommend a preferred route option next week and move forward with option C, according to local press reports.

More information


With thanks to Robert Guthrie for information on this page.