Legal challenge halts A47 upgrade

National Highways have confirmed that work on three major safety schemes on the A47 has slowed to a virtual standstill due to an environmental campaigner’s latest legal challenge, says the Eastern Daily Press. Senior officials say the construction work on the projects has been paused, with just ‘pre-construction’ activities ongoing, until the result of Dr […]

A47 road schemes in Norfolk given go-ahead following legal challenge

Three multi-million-pound road schemes aimed at improving safety and reducing journey times around Norwich are a step closer after three Court of Appeal judges upheld the original decisions by the Secretary of State for Transport to grant development consent orders.  Today (22 Feb), and following an earlier one-day hearing by the Court of Appeal in […]

A47 upgrade approved

A multi-million-pound project to improve safety and reduce congestion on the A47 in Peterborough has been given the go-ahead by the Transport Minister Huw Merriman.  National Highways plans to transform a 1.6-mile single section of the A47 between Wansford and Sutton into a dual carriageway, which is now approved thanks to the granting of a […]

Green light for multi-million-pound scheme to improve the A47

The Transport Secretary has approved plans to build a new dual carriageway on the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton. The Government says it’ll help to improve safety and reduce congestion on one of the country’s most dangerous A roads. National Highways’ £200 million scheme was approved by the Grant Shapps through the granting of […]

Environmental activist launches legal bid to block A47 dualling

A former Green party councillor has begun legal proceedings against the decision to dual a stretch of the A47 in Norfolk. Dr Andrew Boswell claims the decision breaks the government’s own commitments on climate change because it would “increase carbon emissions just when the Government says we must reduce them”. He claims the Government failed to […]

High Court threat to A47 dualling plan

The Department for Transport (DFT) is facing a potential High Court battle after it approved the redevelopment of the A47  between Blofield to North Burlingham. Lawyers acting on behalf of Dr Andrew Boswell, a former Green county and city councillor, launched a legal challenge to the scheme last week. Dr Boswell argues the government has failed to lawfully […]

Development consent announced for the A47 Blofield to North Burlingham project

Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport. has granted development consent to the A47 Blofield to North Burlingham project. The application involves dualling of the A47 between Norwich and Acle Straight. It includes two junctions at the scheme’s extent and is approximately 4km in length. Following an Examination during which the public, Statutory Consultees and […]

Transport Secretary seeks answers over A47 upgrade

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is asking National Highways and Norfolk County Council to sort out a wrangle over the future maintenance of a stretch of the A47. The road is earmarked to be upgraded to a dual carriageway, meaning a short stretch of single lane road will be de-trunked and handed from National Highways […]

First stage of major A47 road improvement opens

The first in a series of major road improvements to the A47 in the East of England has opened to traffic this week. The A47 Guyhirn junction improvement is one of six schemes National Highways is completing along the 115-mile route between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a £450 million investment.  The main […]

New plans to reduce congestion on A47 in Great Yarmouth go on show

The latest plans to cut congestion and improve safety on the A47 in Great Yarmouth have gone on display today as National Highways issues an update on proposed roundabout upgrades.  National Highways is upgrading six stretches of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a multi-billion pound investment to improve journeys on England’s major A-road and motorways.     The section of A47 […]


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