The Great Yarmouth area is set to be transformed over the next few years to make it easier for people to get to and around and make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit. This will help attract future investment and development to the area, creating skilled jobs, business opportunities and giving local people a better quality of life.
Millions of pounds of investment is already committed to make this happen. Work to reduce congestion in the town, improve the area around the railway station and make it easier to get between the station and the town centre began in autumn 2017. Central government has pledged to improve Gapton Hall and Vauxhall roundabouts by 2022, to make them safer to use and help prevent bottlenecks, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council is planning to enhance and regenerate the town centre over the next decade, as outlined in its Town Centre Masterplan.
In addition, the County Council intends to build a new road bridge over the River Yare in the town, which would be Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing. We expect to hear soon whether we have been successful in obtaining funding for initial design and planning work and are aiming to start work on constructing the bridge in 2020.