Lake Lothing Third Crossing

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Lake Lothing Third Crossing

Received 14 September 2018
From Great Yarmouth Borough Council


Thank you for consulting Great Yarmouth Borough Council on the Lake Lothing Third Crossing. Please accept this officer level response on behalf of the Borough Council.

I would largely reiterate the comments as submitted in response to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Consultation. These sought to highlight the socio-economic impact of the proposal upon Great Yarmouth; drawing attention to the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) which recognises both Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft as ‘Growth’ locations, particularly well placed to capitalise on the offshore energy sector as the main opportunity for growth. It is considered that the Lake Lothing Third Crossing will better enhance the connectivity between the Enterprise Zone (EZ) sites, particularly where this concerns the location of the two EZ sites south of Lake Lothing (Riverside Road & Lowestoft Industrial Estate).

It should be noted that connectivity will be further enhanced between the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone sites through the future implementation of the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, which will provide a more direct route between the Great Yarmouth ‘deep water’ Outer Harbour and South Denes Industrial Estate (important areas for the energy sector supply chain) to the A47 and Lowestoft.

Overall, the Borough Council supports this proposal and recognises the wider joint benefits that this infrastructure project (along with other projects) will bring to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

If you would like to discuss these comments further please do not hesitate to contact me using the above contact details.