Roundabout on Norwich's NDR to be used for new access to quarry

Spixworth Quarry <i>(Image: Google Maps)</i>
Spixworth Quarry (Image: Google Maps)

A new route to a quarry from a roundabout on Norwich's Northern Distributor Road will be created after councillors backed the proposal.

The new access to Spixworth Quarry, from the A140 roundabout on the NDR, was approved by members of Norfolk County Council's planning committee.

Eastern Daily Press: The Petans roundabout on the NDR
Eastern Daily Press: The Petans roundabout on the NDR

The Petans roundabout on the NDR (Image: Google)

Tarmac Trading Ltd was granted temporary permission by County Hall's planning committee for the new route to its sand and gravel quarry at Church Lane.

Up until now, HGVs have used Newton St Faith and Frettenham to get to the A140 - to the irritation of people living in the area.

Tarmac applied to prolong the use of the quarry until December 2026, so it can be restored, but as part of that, tonnes of material will need to be brought by lorry to fill in the quarry.

So permission was also sought for new access off the NDR, from what is known as the Petans roundabout.

Officers recommended that members of the county council’s planning committee give the proposals the go-ahead - and they did, unanimously, at a meeting on Friday.

Eastern Daily Press: The new road would give lorries access to the quarry
Eastern Daily Press: The new road would give lorries access to the quarry

The new road would give lorries access to the quarry (Image: Google)