Your views on the proposed changes to Dereham Road between Cadge Road and Norwich Road including Larkman Lane

Closed 5 Jun 2023

Opened 16 May 2023


Consultation on proposals for Dereham Road between Cadge Road and Norwich Road including improvements to the signalised junction

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich (TfN) partnership are asking for feedback on a series of proposed improvements for the area around Dereham Road between Cadge Road and Norwich Road, including improvements to the Larkman Lane/Marl Pit Lane signalised junction.

This project aims to encourage walking, cycling and greater use of public transport by improving the reliability of bus services and providing safe access to local shops etc for everyone travelling through the area. The scheme also aims to improve connectivity between different modes of travel and reduce congestion, particularly on the outbound lanes of the busy Dereham Road. 

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Promote connectivity between sustainable transport modes;
  • Improve bus links and service timings with the creation of new bus lane;
  • Improve traffic flow on Dereham Road through the signalised junction by amendments to carriageway markings;
  • Reduce congestion on the outbound lane of Dereham Road for vehicles wishing to leave the city.

The scheme is broken down into three distinct areas;

  • Dereham Road on the east side of Larkman Lane which covers the area from Cadge Road to Larkman Lane/Marl Pit Lane signalised junction;

  • Improvements to the Larkman Lane/Marl Pit Lane/Dereham Road signalised junction; 

  • Dereham Road on the west side of Larkman Lane which covers the area from the Larkman Lane/Marl Pit Lane signalised junction to Norwich Road.

The documents below detail exactly what we’re proposing and why and the 3 accompanying plans show what the project could look like on the ground.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded £32m of funding to TfN from the Transforming Cities Fund to deliver a range of schemes across Greater Norwich. These projects aim to improve access to jobs, training and retail by supporting improvements to sustainable modes of transport, while also responding to issues around air quality. More information about our application to the DfT and all the proposed schemes can be found at You can also read more about previous, current and future TfN projects by visiting

For further information, to request documents in alternative formats or speak to a member of the team please email

After reviewing the proposals below please answer the questions in the online survey on the following page.

What happens next

The deadline for consultation responses is Monday 5th June 2023

We will carefully consider all responses and report back to the Transport for Norwich Advisory Committee later this year. The cabinet member will then make a decision based on the feedback we have received. If the project is approved, construction would begin in early 2024. 

The project web page will be kept up to date with the latest information.


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