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Plan to ease traffic queues on the A1066 (Victoria Road) in Diss depends on compulsory purchase order of land




Frustrated motorists on Victoria Road. Picture: Chris Morris
Frustrated motorists on Victoria Road. Picture: Chris Morris

Plans have been launched to ease traffic congestion on the A1066 through Diss.

A compulsory purchase order for land, however, needs to be completed for them to progress.

A planning application, by Norfolk County Council, would see an existing roundabout in Victoria Road along side The Original Factory Shop and Shell garage increase in size and a second approach lane for traffic introduced on Vinces Road.

Proposals for Vinces Road involve a compulsory purchase or of land.
Proposals for Vinces Road involve a compulsory purchase or of land.

The proposed improvement work involves an area of 2,250 square metres.

This is made up of an area of 1,975 square metres, where work will take place to the existing highway, with 275 square metres used to create the additional approach lane.

NPS Property Consultants Ltd, a subsidiary of the Norse Group, a company controlled by Norfolk County, said in a report: “The site outside the highway required for the road improvements forms an area associated with a commercial business used to accommodate car parking and signage associated with that business use."

The report says the scale of the highway improvements are “neither excessive nor inconsistent” with the character of the area.

Further consultations will take place with bodies, including South Norfolk Council and Historic

Plans would mean a larger roundabout
Plans would mean a larger roundabout

A compulsory purchase order (CPO) is a legal function in the United Kingdom and Ireland that allows certain bodies to obtain land or property without the consent of the owner.

It may be enforced if a proposed development is considered one for public betterment.

Full story in current edition of the Diss Express (March 31), out now



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