Public consultation on third river crossing
The consultation is now closed and we want to thank everyone for taking the time to respond. Nearly 500 individuals, including local residents and business representatives, responded to Norfolk County Council’s public consultation on the proposed third river crossing and wider transport issues in the Great Yarmouth area, which was held between November 2016 and January 2017. The results showed that:
- 71% of respondents said traffic congestion in Great Yarmouth was either a serious or very serious issue;
- 79% either strongly agreed or agreed that the third river crossing would make their journey times shorter;
- 80% either strongly agreed or agreed that congestion would be greatly reduced by a new river crossing;
- 81% said they would be very likely or likely to use a third river crossing.
The outline business case is now being finalised and has been submitted. The Department for Transport is expected to make a decision during the summer on whether to grant the project ‘programme entry’ status, and award the county council further funding to develop the planning application and detailed surveys and design work for the third river crossing.