Lake Lothing Third Crossing

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Lake Lothing Third Crossing

Received 17 September 2018
From Broads Authority

Representation

The proposal was considered by the Planning Committee on 14 September 2018. Members unanimously commend and support the proposal to construct a third river crossing in Lowestoft which will help address the issues of congestion and delay which impact adversely on the use and development of the town. The scheme would provide significant enhancements to the town, support the leisure industry and commercial sector and be helpful for the area’s future economy. The Authority notes that the height of the proposed bridge would enable the majority of vessels wishing to visit the Broads to pass through without restriction, which is welcomed, whilst the width of the bridge hole would allow the passage of substantial vessels, so there would be no additional impediment to the navigation. The crossing would not have any visual impact on the Broads landscape, would be an important piece of infrastructure locally and would offer benefits for the centre of Lowestoft for future generations.