Norfolk County Council wants to build a 3.9 mile "Norwich Western Link" across the ecologically rich Wensum Valley at a cost of at least £251m.
We are ecologists, scientists, lawyers, academics and many others who are against this road.
Join us Saturday 20th January 2024 in Norwich City Centre
Norfolk County Council has some central government funding and
is pushing ahead with planning permission, but
Norfolk taxpayers would still have to cough up at least £60m.
Together we can Stop the Wensum Link!
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Why the Norwich Western Link is the wrong solution
Norfolk Taxpayers will be coughing up at least £38m for the Western Link. At the same time, the county's essential services are being cut to plug a budget deficit of £60m.
It won't solve traffic problems in the long term. Norfolk County Council predict that traffic on Sandy Lane (Taverham), West End (Costessey) and Longwater Lane will increase compared with 2019.
Nor will it reduce ambulance response times - hospital handover waits are the problem.
Building new roads increases CO2 emissions. Huge amounts of carbon are used in construction and more roads = more traffic. We can't build new roads in a climate emergency.
The Wensum Valley is a rich patchwork of habitats including ancient woodland and a rare chalk stream. It is home to more than 60 protected species. There is no way to build a new road across the Valley without destroying it's unique ecology.