Consultant Mott MacDonald and services firm May Gurney have been selected by Norfolk council as part of a £400m partnership to deliver planning and transportation.
Staff from all three organisations will work in teams to find ways of delivering a range of services, including passenger transport and environment planning.

The deal will replace a partnership contract held by the firms with the council for the past five years, and which expires in July. The previous partnership agreement helped the council to achieve beacon status under which the government recognises its work as an example of good practice to other councils.

Sam Ralph, director of planning and transportation at Norfolk council, said that the partnership had delivered exceptional value to Norfolk.

Mott MacDonald will provide professional engineering and design and consultancy services from its office in Norwich.