Your views on Norfolk Greenways

Closed 17 Feb 2019

Opened 14 Jan 2019

Feedback Updated 27 Mar 2019

We Asked

What are your views on the proposed Norfolk Greenways developments creating new sustainable travel routes across Norfolk?

You Said

You would be likely to use the Norfolk Greenways should the project go ahead, are positive aboout the project and are exicited about the opportunity to learn as much about the county’s heritage and wildlife as possible.

We Did

The results are already helping with the improvements work for Weavers’ Way and will be put into the end of year report for the feasibility routes.

Results Updated 27 Mar 2019

The vast majority of respondents stated that they would be likely to use the Norfolk Greenways should the project go ahead. The overall feedback was positive with many calls for this to be executed as soon as possible. There has been a lot of excitement about the opportunity to learn as much about the county’s heritage and wildlife as possible.

There was a large focus on equestrian use of the greenways and how this could be accommodated, as well as how we could provide a surface suitable for bicycles, wheelchairs and buggies. Following from this, there were many concerns raised regarding the interaction of all users of the greenways, with many offering suggestions on how to mitigate potential problems. A call for there to be amenities, or signposts to the nearest amenities along the way has also been noted.

Safety worries surrounding the crossing of the A149 were voiced along with concerns of motorised vehicles, such as motorbikes, using the greenways.

Overview

What is a Greenway?

Greenways are traffic free routes for people, plants, and animals. The paths link places that people live and work, and can join together wildlife habitats.

Did you know that Norfolk already has a Greenway – Marriott’s Way!

Marriott’s Way runs for 26 miles from the centre of Norwich to Aylsham, connecting the communities of Costessey, Lenwade, and Reepham on the way. The route is extremely well used, welcoming over 500,000 walkers, cyclists and horse riders a year. Its users include heritage and ecological groups, and Marriott’s Way even hosts a yearly marathon and 10k run.

What is the Norfolk Greenways project?

We want to develop a Greenway network across Norfolk linking in to existing cycling and walking routes. To start with we are looking at re-using the disused railways tracks running from:

• Aylsham to Stalham

• King’s Lynn to Fakenham

• King’s Lynn to Hunstanton

Why We Are Consulting

This is just the beginning…

At this early stage we’re looking to hear from landowners, local residents, and other key stakeholders such as community groups, charities, and local councils to find the best way of realising a shared vision.

As well as this online feedback form, we are holding nine public exhibitions to share our initial designs and along the length of eachof the three routes where you can find out more and have the chance to speak to the project team face-to-face.

We will use the public feedback to produce a report outlining what will happen next.

Events

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Environment