TG2712 : Hall Farm bat house

taken 3 years ago, near to New Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Hall Farm bat house
Hall Farm bat house
Two such bat roosts were recently built during the construction work for the Northern Distributor Road which will lead past here. The other bat hotel > LinkExternal link is situated a short distance further to the north near the former Gazebo farmhouse and officially referred to as Gazebo Farm bat house; the structure depicted here is Hall Farm bat house.
The Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
Work for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) - which has since been renamed the Broadland Northway - started on 4 January 2016, with preliminary work including the clearance of vegetation, archaeology, utility service diversions and some drainage lagoon excavations, to be continued in 2016. Along the route there will be nine roundabouts and nine main structures including an overpass taking the A140 (Cromer Road) over the NDR. Slip roads connecting to the dual carriageway via two roundabouts will have to be constructed, along with six bridges, one taking the NDR over the Marriotts Way long distance footpath, another at Bell Farm and over the A140 road, Buxton Road, Newman Road and Middle Road. Two bridges will carry the NDR over the Norwich to Sheringham railway line and Plumstead Road, south of Rackheath.

Once complete, the 20km (12.5 miles) dual carriageway, running from the A47 road at Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham Road, is predicted to take thousands of vehicles a day off "unsuitable" roads in and around Norwich, but some people doubt whether the road will have the desired effect. Supporters say that it will be a shot in the arm for the economy and reduce rat-running, whereas critics fear it will increase traffic and pollution while causing swathes of countryside to be concreted over. The 178.5m project is expected to be complete in early 2018, and indeed its last section was opened on time, in the morning of 17 April. The new road has been assigned the number A1270.

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Date Taken
Friday, 17 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2791 1251 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.7421N 1:22.1277E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2792 1250
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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