Builders of the new Norwich NDR bypass show off their environmental credentials

Aerial view of the Rackheath section of NDR. Credit: ITV Anglia.

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At 12.5 miles long and with a budget of £179 million the Northern Distributor Road is expected to have a major impact on traffic and business access in and around Norwich. It's not without its critics though. The road from Postwick on the A47 to Taverham in the north doesn't link up with the existing southern bypass, forcing traffic back into the city.

But today children from Rackheath Primary School, near to where the new road will run, were shown how the builders are accommodating wildlife on site.

Bat roost house in Rackheath Credit: ITV Anglia.

30,000 trees are being planted151,000 shrubs10 barn owl boxes have been constructed100 other bird boxes for five species350 Great Crested Newts relocated, plus 450 smooth newts, 860 toads and 90 frogs.4 new newt ponds, 2 bat roost houses and 81 bat boxesBadger fencing along roads

The NDR should be completed by December 2017