City Council and Norfolk County Council share responsibility for transport
planning in the city and share various responsibilities to deliver transport
The county council as Highway Authority has delegated many transportation
responsibilities to the city council under a Highway Agency Agreement.
Delegated decision making is carried out by the Norwich Highways Agency
Committee (NHAC) where members of the city and council determine decisions based on
officer recommendations, reports and minutes of NHAC can be accessed using the link below.
the strategic framework of the Local Transport Plan, the Transport for Norwich
Strategy includes specific projects to tackle transport issues. Find out more here.
Planning in Norwich
Working together Norwich City Council and Norfolk
County Council provides a range of transportation solutions for the city:
· Speed limits: we implement 20mph speed limits and zones with traffic calming for local neighbourhoods as part of the Pedalway cycle network programme and Local Safety Schemes
· Sustainable transport; we promote walking,
cycling, bus, car club and taxi travel by providing infrastructure that
promotes these sustainable travel modes
Norwich city centre has one of the largest pedestrianised zones in the UK, has
a growing pedalway cycle network, extensive bus lanes and bus gates
· Norwich Park & Ride; one of the largest
P&R systems in the UK offers convenient parking and frequent and rapid bus
services to the city centre
· Controlled Parking Zones; extensive permit
zones across the city centre, inner urban area and around the UEA protect on
street parking for residents and divert commuters to P&R.
· Civil Parking Enforcement: Norwich City
Council’s parking services team and civil enforcement officers ensure that
parking restrictions are enforced
· Developer funded improvements; as part of the
planning process highway improvements are often made that are necessary for a
development and are fully funded by the applicant.
· Local safety schemes; where injury accidents
are identified where feasible and funding allows local safety schemes are
· Network management; road works caused by gas,
electric and telecom utilities or public events are co-ordinated and authorized
to minimize disruption to the highway network
· Highway maintenance; improvements to the
highway network are co-ordinated with routine maintenance of the roads and
more about what we do online below.