Date published: 29th June 2016

In an announcement this week Norfolk County Council confirmed that work will start next year to improve the junction of the A148 and the B1436 at Felbrigg near Cromer after £576,000 was pledged to fund the work.

Money has been pledged by Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk District Council, Cromer Town Council, Parish Councils of Roughton, Runton and Felbrigg along with support from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, developers and local businesses.

Cllr Hilary Cox, NNDC Ward Member and Norfolk County Councillor said: “After many years of hard work trying to get this scheme off the ground we have finally succeeded thanks to the efforts of all involved. The new roundabout will make it much easier to manoeuvre through this junction, reduce accidents and encourage vehicles that do not need to stop in Cromer to bypass it and cut congestion in the town.”

Cllr Sue Arnold, NNDC Cabinet Member and Chairman of the Steps to Safety Campaign said: “I’m absolutely delighted that after so many years of campaigning by the group the funding for this much needed roundabout has been found.

“I would like to thank all the organisations who have helped to fund the programme of work from local people, businesses and all the councils – from parishes through to the district and to the county council who have put up the lion’s share of the funding.

“At the end of the day it shows that people can make a real difference in their area.”

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council added: “We have pledged our support and £29,000 to this vital safety improvement and I’m delighted that with the support of all concerned the junction will be improved. It’s really good news.”

Last updated: 6th July 2016