Norfolk National Highways opportunity
Norfolk County Council has released tender documents for the £40m Long Stratton Bypass, a National Highways Opportunity aimed at cutting congestion and supporting the local economy. The Bypass, which will be a single carriageway road with a new junction at Church Lane to the north, will extend on the east side of Long Stratton for approximately 3.9km and re-join the existing A140 just south of Oakside Farm.
For almost 100 years, Norfolk has been considering a bypass to alleviate notorious bottlenecks in the area. Councillors are delighted to finally have approval for the works, which are aligned with Norfolk’s Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and the Long Stratton Area Action Plan (LSAAP). The Long Stratton Bypass is part of a wider scheme to build 1,875 new homes and a school.
The housing development will cover two sites. The first site will span 325 acres on the east side of the town, stretching from Church Lane to near Wood Lane, and will include 1,275 homes, 20 acres of land for businesses, a five-acre primary school for around 400 pupils, public open space, and the new Bypass. The second site will cover 100 acres of land west of the A140 between Brand’s Lane and Swan Lane and will include 600 homes, 3.7 acres of employment space, and a new relief road.
This National Highways Opportunity is key in supporting the delivery of much-needed housing and employment growth in the area. The Long Stratton Bypass will not only reduce traffic congestion but also provide better connectivity between the communities in Norfolk. This will help to promote economic growth and improve access to jobs, education, and essential services. The Bypass is expected to benefit the local economy by supporting tourism, construction, and logistics, as well as enhancing the quality of life for residents in the area.
Construction of the Bypass is expected to begin in spring 2024, with the road scheduled to open in autumn 2025, subject to planning and consents. The tender documents for the project have been released on the UK Government’s Find A Tender service. Norfolk County Council is seeking bidders for the project, and businesses looking to bid on the project can benefit from the expertise of BWL’s professional bid services.
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If you’re looking to bid on the National Highways Opportunity or any other major project, BWL Group can support you with all elements of the bid process. Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion about your bid requirements.