At the same Place Shaping Committee meeting we have mentioned earlier there was apparently a presentation about the Salhouse Road Rapid Bus Transit corridor planned initially between Rackheath and Blue Boar Lane. There is already POD money available for this scheme which will widen the existing Salhouse Road by roughly double to provide 'rapid transit' routes for buses, cars, bicycles and pedestrians. What quite happens to all this traffic when it hits Woodside Road/Blue Boar Lane was never fully explained it seems and apparently was a cause of concern to some councillors.
Are Broadland District Council not aware that there are currently two bus companies running services into Norwich via Thorpe End, Dussindale and then Norwich Station twice an hour already. The journey is quick and efficient if a little over-priced. So why do we need another route which entails massive road building and apparently some street lighting "until the whole route was fully developed"? Note, what they said , fully developed between Rackheath and Heartsease.
It has already been said here that BDC plan a town the size of Thetford to the N E of Norwich. Bet most of the local residents are blissfully unaware! Bob Kett is right - where is the political opposition to this? Everyone seems to have deserted the local community and jumped on their various political bandwagons heading for what? Personal glory? Thanks from the developers and political leaders? Who knows - but they know that opposition is huge and growing..... SNUB is not a small group of trouble makers - we have several hundred signed up members and thousands signed the petition papers left in local shops and taken round door-to-door over the past year or so.