Public consultation on third river crossing

Norfolk County Council has launched a public consultation to find out about transport issues in Great Yarmouth and how its proposal for a third river crossing might affect people living, working and visiting the area.

Have your say on the third river crossing

You can also give us your views on Twitter, just use the hashtag #GY3RC.

In addition, a number of consultation events are being held throughout December and January in the town where people can drop in to talk to representatives from the County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council about its proposal to build a third bridge across the River Yare, as well as the town’s wider transport needs.

The full list of consultation events is as follows:

  • Thursday 8 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall
  • Saturda, 10 December, 10am – 2pm, Great Yarmouth Library
  • Monday 12 December, 10am - 4pm, Gorleston Library
  • Thursday 15 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall
  • Tuesday 10 January, 10am - 4pm, Gorleston Library
  • Friday 13 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall
  • Saturday 21 January, 10am - 2pm, Gorleston Library
  • Thursday 26 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall
  • Saturday 28 January, 10am – 3pm, Great Yarmouth Library

We previously carried out a public consultation on a third river crossing in 2009, in which 92% of people supported a new crossing. The government have now given us the opportunity to bid for funding to move the bridge into the planning and detailed design phase.  If successful we could be looking at construction in 2021. As part of this we want to give you a second opportunity to tell us your views on the Third River Crossing and transport in Great Yarmouth. Your views will form part of an outline business case to government in March 2017.’