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Sent: 3 August 2015 12:37
To: DfT]
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Subject: E: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase
NNC would pay the other c£10m.  Meaning they end up paying around £15m in total.  
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From: [DfT]  
Sent: 13 August 2015 12:34 
To: [DfT] 
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Subject: RE: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase
Thanks [DfT], think I get it
So we’d be paying 77.8% of the increase, excluding Postwick - £14.9m
NNC would pay 22.1% of in the increase, excluding Postwick - £5.25m
Total: £20.15m (£87m + 20.15m =~ £106m)
So the other ~£10m (of the ~£30m increase) includes Postwick, I guess? Where’s that coming from?
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From: [DfT]  
Sent: 12 August 2015 13:19 
To: [DfT] 
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Subject: RE: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase 
Importance: High
I have now obtained the correct figures from Norfolk CC. It is a bit confusing so happy to 
discuss.
The request for an additional £14.9m is based on a pro-rata share of the cost increase 

for the scheme we are helping to fund between the A47 and A140 (it being 77.8% of the 
increase – that % being the share of the original cost we have agreed to pay.) That 
would mean NCC are paying an additional £5.25m (22.1%).  The 50:50 share as 
included in yesterday’s press release is based on the share of the increased cost of the 
full scheme - A47 to A140 - and it just so happens that our £14.9m share is almost half 
of the £29.9m increased cost.
I think this means that are three options for the Minister:

Continue to reject any cost increase

Pay the pro-rata amount requested - £14.9m

Pay a different % share of the cost increase for the scheme we have agreed to 
fund which at 50% would be £9.57m (say £10m)
Whilst NCC would not be entirely happy with the third of these I am sure they would reluctantly 
accept it although it may cause some delay to the approval whilst they digest and approve the 
revised funding.
As regards the comments of the Leader of Norfolk CC in his press notice (copy attached) this is 
of course political but my contact in Norfolk has said the following:
-              The reference to Norfolk being disadvantaged by Government decisions (and note 
these are more political points) is the removal of Waste PFI credits, the delay in reporting the 
outcome of the Willows public inquiry and, more recently, the decision to award Academy status 
to the Hewitt School, against the wishes of the Authority.
As I say I would be happy to discuss.  
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From: [DfT]  
Sent: 12 August 2015 10:54 
To: [DfT] 
Cc: [DfT] 
Subject: RE: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase
Thanks. I am checking the numbers with Norfolk as they seem to have changed slightly 
since I sent up the submission. Their public request is for £14.9m additional DfT funding 
to cover half of the £29.9m shortfall (they will pay £15m extra). However that seems to 
include £1m to cover an increase in the cost of the Postwick Junction element of the 
scheme which is currently under construction. We should not agree to this as they 
should bear any cost of schemes under construction.  That means the most we should 
be paying is £13.9m but we could reduce this to £10m.
You should be aware that we are likely to receive letters from local MPs supporting the 
request for additional funding
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From: [DfT] 
Sent: 11 August 2015 16:30 
To: [DfT] 

Subject: Re: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase
Hi [DfT], 
 
The Minister's pretty sympathetic, and is open to providing some of the money.  
 
Figures seemed a bit unclear, could you clarify the cost increase? 
 
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From: [DfT]  
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 09:40 AM 
To: [DfT]  
Subject: FW: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road - Cost Increase  
 
Has the Ministers considered this submission? It is becoming more urgent as Norfolk 
CC are today having to come public on the cost increase and will say they have sought 
additional funding from the Department.
Happy to discuss.
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From: [DfT]  
Sent: 05 August 2015 11:48 
To: Andrew Jones_MP 
Cc: [DfT] 
Subject: Sub - Norwich Northern Distributor Road – Cost Increase
Please find attached a submission on the following issue:
Norwich Northern Distributor Road – Cost Increase
Issue

1. 
Whether to agree to provide additional funding (up to £15.8m) to Norfolk C.C. to 
cover the increased cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.
Recommendation
2. 
That you note the options at paragraph 7 [in the submission] and provide a steer on 
your preferred option
Timing
3. 
Routine - however Norfolk cannot submit the final approval bid for the scheme until 
they can confirm that all the funding is available and have asked for an early 
response so as to keep up the momentum. 
Clearance
4. 
This submission has been cleared by Finance and Press Office.
          
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