Public consultations - third river crossing

Earlier in 2017 Norfolk County Council undertook a consultation to seek views on congestion issues in Great Yarmouth. 

We are proposing to build a new bridge between Harfreys Roundabout and South Denes Road, and we would like your views.

This consultation has three stages, two of them have now been completed and are listed below.

The consultation has now closed. Thank you for your views - these will be used to help develop the next phase of scheme development.

Earlier in 2017 Norfolk County Council undertook a consultation to seek views on congestion issues in Great Yarmouth and to share the emerging preliminary proposals for a Third River Crossing in the town.

The consultation responses showed an overall support for the scheme, with the majority of respondents saying that:

  • Congestion in Great Yarmouth is either a serious or a very serious issue,
  • The Third River Crossing would make their journey times shorter,
  • Congestion would be greatly reduced by the new crossing.

Since this initial consultation we have been developing the scheme further.

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.

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