How would vehicles access the site?
During both construction and operation the site would be accessed via North End Lane, which connects the site to the A11 via the Snetterton interchange.
Although initial plans for the biomass plant looked at using rail links for the input and export of straw and ash, this is no longer required as the ash will be used locally as fertiliser.
Would HGVs and employee vehicles access the site via the neighbouring villages?
Direct access via North End Lane to the A11, from the western boundary of the site, will avoid the need for HGVs to travel through surrounding villages, one of the main areas of concern raised during the consultation process.
During the construction period, there would be a maximum of 250 workers on the site at one time, accessing the site by parking at an allocated location and being bussed to site.
How many vehicle movements will there be?
During construction, an average of 60 HGVs would enter and leave the site each day, accessing the site via North End Lane. The increase in HGV movements results in a 2% rise in the overall HGV traffic on the A11. During operation, 52 HGVs would enter and leave the site each day to input and export straw.
Prior to construction, a Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) will be prepared and submitted to Norfolk County Council (NCC) for consideration, we would be happy to share this with the local residents following approval from the NCC.
When will deliveries be made to the biomass plant?
Vehicle movements to the site would be limited to a 12 hour period, 0700 to 1900, Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1400 on Saturdays. Deliveries would be prohibited via contract between 0800 and 0900, and 1700 to 1800, Monday to Friday.