Parish Council

Response to A47 draft proposal fromH.E.

Thank you to everyone that responded to this, we have a response ready. However, meeting re this last night at Hellesdon with H.E. and other Parish reps, and then another meeting tonight at Hockering – we are therefore putting on hold and won’t publish just yet as things might change.

Honingham Parish Council

Contact email address for Honingham Parish Clerk

Please note that our new Parish Clerk, Mrs Jordana Wheeler (Jordy), can be contacted on

A47 Corridor Improvements – Tuddenham to Easton dualling – Clarifications re Easton Roundabout

David Bishop, Chair of Honingham parish Council, has received this update from Highways England following the discussion at our Parish Council Meeting:

In our meeting on 11th September at the Honingham Village Hall we have unintentionally misinformed you regarding the junction at the existing Easton Roundabout.


More specifically, our team stated that the roundabout at Easton junction will be retained in the proposed new A47. This is not true according to our current plan and please accept our sincere apologies for this mistake.


The plan is to build a roundabout at the intersection of the new A47 with Blind Lane and two link roads to the south of the new roundabout. The link roads will connect to the existing Norwich Rd Roundabout to the west and Dereham Rd to the east. This is reflected in the plan that we shared with you in that meeting and in the email afterwards.


I would like to thank you for your feedback and I hope this provides satisfactory clarification to you and the Honingham Parish Council. In addition, I would be grateful if you could share this with the parishioners as it should help allay many of their concerns.


If you have any other queries please feel free to contact us on our team inbox.


Kind regards,



Anastasios Papapanagiotou, Graduate Civil Engineer
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW

Draft Proposals for A47 and how it affects Honingham – Highways England WILL attend meeting on Monday 11th Sept 2017

Chairman of Honingham Parish Council, David Bishop, has now received draft proposal plan for the A47 dualling and how it affects Honingham. From what we can see there is definitely a proposal for roundabouts at Wood Lane, Blind Lane/Taverham Road, as well as Easton roundabout. It also looks as if our bit of the A47 may be lost in one or two places, and the new road (either embankment or flyover) will go in front of our Church. Honingham villagers need to see this proposal, and ask questions of Highways England – we need to put our views across. Please attend the meeting on Monday 11th Sept, and let your friends and neighbours know too.

If anyone wants an email copy of this proposal please contact Linda Human on

Meeting of Honingham Parish Council to be held Monday 11th September in the Village Hall at 7pm

1. Apologies
2. Minutes from previous meeting (for approval)
3. Matters arising (from previous meeting)
3.1 Update on visibility at junction of Colton Road/Mattishall Road
4. Finance
4.1 Mazars – Fee for Audit
4.2 Thomson Reuters – Quote for Book (Parish Councillors Guide)
4.3 Mr T Sapey – Costs for grass cutting
5. Planning
5.1 Application Number 20171481, Extension to rear of garage, 42 The Street Honingham.
6. Highways and Footpaths
6.1 See point 3.1
7. Police Matters
8. Leisure and Environmental Matters
8.1 Update on Village Hall Toilets
9. Correspondence
9.1 Update from Dong Energy on the planned Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm
10. Date of next meeting

A47 Update – urgent, please read!!!

The Parish Council were informed that at Easton Parish Council, this evening, Highways England would be attending and discussing the A47 proposed route between E Tuddenham and Easton. Four of your councillors attended, David Bishop, Linda and Roger Human and Terry Sapey (+ Maureen Sapey); residents of Taverham Road Honingham also attended. It was very interesting – more so for what wasn’t said (or confirmed) than what we were told. Easton naturally concentrated on the Easton roundabout, but we asked questions regarding Wood Lane, our Church and Taverham Road. It is of concern that at present the suggested route for the new A47 to cross the present A47 is right in front of the church – and could well take the form of a flyover. Wood Lane appears to have a roundabout at the bottom/Honingham end, which may save our residents of Wood Lane – but of course, there is still no firm evidence of where the NDR will join the A47, and could be Wood Lane. Taverham Road residents have grave concerns as to whether the new A47 will go through their land. We have invited Highways England to attend our Parish Council Meeting – and they may be able to attend our meeting next Monday, 11th Sept. If not it will be Oct 9th. We would urge all Honingham residents to attend the meeting on the 11th Sept, if  Highways England cannot make it we will let you know via website or Notice Boards and Phone Box.

Planning Application

A Planning Application has been received for extension to rear of garage at 42 The Street Honingham. It is Application Number 20171481 and can be viewed at by inserting the application number. This will be submitted for consideration by the PC at the meeting on Monday 11th Sept.