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15 February 2014, 08:13 | Updated: 15 February 2014, 08:21
The people who will make the final decision on plans for a new dual carriageway in Norwich are asking people to have their say.
Members of the public can register with The Planning Inspectorate to make a representation about the proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR).
It would be a dual-carriageway linking the A1067 Fakenham Road at Attlebridge in the west, to the A47 at Postwick in the east. It would be 20.1km long and includes eight roundabout junctions, two grade-separated junctions and seven bridge crossings.
Norfolk County Council has announced that the period for the public and those interested in the proposal to register with the Planning Inspectorate as an interested party will be 14th February 2014 to 23rd March 2014.
To help people understand how the process works, Planning Inspectorate staff will be holding a drop-in event on Monday 24th February between 3pm and 7pm at:
115-123 King Street
Presentations on the planning process will be made at 3pm and 6pm. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain how to register and make a representation about the application.
If you want to register online click here or call The Planning Inspectorate’s helpline on 0303 444 5000.
Sir Michael Pitt, Chief Executive of The Planning Inspectorate said. “This is an opportunity for people to play a part in the planning process and influence the outcome. We encourage people to get involved by registering as an interested party. By doing so, people will be able to participate fully in the examination of this proposal”.
Those who register will be entitled to provide evidence in writing to support their representation, to attend the Preliminary Meeting, to request an open floor hearing and to speak at other hearings where appropriate.
For a copy of the application and further information click here