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Bosses’ backlash over congestion charge idea

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Congestion charges in the city centre would be another "nail in the coffin" for the high street, a retail expert has warned.

This week the county council discussed the future of transport in and around the city, known as the Transport for Norwich Strategy, and a congestion charge is among the options being considered to improve air quality.

But Professor Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research in Norwich, believes a London-style charge would not only dissuade people from visiting the city, but would also be costly to administer.

But Mr Bamfield said the example of Nottingham showed other measures which could........

© Norwich Evening News

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