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River Wensum Strategy

The River Wensum Strategy was adopted by Norwich City Council’s cabinet on 13 June 2018. The strategy will be adopted by the other partner authorities over the next few months after which the main delivery phase of policies and projects will commence.

The strategy aims to manage the River Wensum and surrounding area for the benefit of the city and its residents, while also increasing access to, and use of, the river itself.

Its vision is to: ‘‘Breathe new life into the river by enhancing it for the benefit of all and increasing access to, and greater use of, this important asset. An enhanced river corridor, with its unique natural and historic environment, will once again play an important part in the growth and vitality of the city, strengthening the visitor economy and helping to give the city a competitive advantage in attracting inward investment".

Norwich City Council led the development of this joint strategy working with the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council, the Environment Agency and the Wensum River Parkway Partnership, as the River Wensum Strategy Partnership (RWSP).