Council launches consultation on major city centre improvement

Norfolk County Council has launched a public consultation on outline proposals for a major city centre improvement scheme in Norwich. I have criticised the Council for neglecting roads in North Norfolk while spending millions in Norwich but since they have secured £32million of government funding we might as well have our say on how it’s spent.

Pavements will be widened on Surrey Street to improve the environment for walking into the city centre from the bus station and beyond and new bus shelters, seating, landscaping and information on public transport services will create a more attractive, accessible and people-friendly street. The walking route through to shops and the open space at Hay Hill via William Booth Street will also be improved.

Full details of the proposed changes can be seen on the council’s website at where residents can share their views via a brief online survey.

Paper copies or alternative formats of all consultation materials can also be requested from the council by telephone on 0344 800 8020 and the deadline for all responses is Monday 19 October.

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