Categories: Great Yarmouth, News, Peel PortsPublished On: 28.09.2020257 words1.4 min read

Businesses have hailed the green light for the Great Yarmouth third river crossing as “fantastic for the borough”.


Great Yarmouth’s vision for a Third River Crossing, for which construction will begin in 2021 and be finished by 2023. Photo: BAM Farrans/ Norfolk County Council
On Thursday, September 24, the government announced planning approval for a third bridge to span the River Yare – at long last connecting Harfreys Industrial Estate with the port.

For director at Peel Ports in Great Yarmouth, Richard Goffin, the bridge will guarantee economic expansion – both locally and regionally.


Port director at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, Richard Goffin, has been appointed as port director at Peel Port’s London Medway Sheerness facility. Picture: Ant Clausen

He said: “We are delighted at the news, and are pleased to see continued and collaborative work undertaken between council, local businesses and port users.

“It’s resulted in a positive outcome for Great Yarmouth – and will ensure the bridge maximises its potential for the region’s economic growth.”

Likewise for Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, the bridge will bring “untold benefits” for Norfolk as a whole.

He said: “The news is absolutely brilliant. It will have a massive, massive benefit on Great Yarmouth – and the whole Eastern region.

“It will link up the energy coast with the Midlands via the A47 at Harfreys Roundabout.

“It’ll be beneficial for tourists too – because there’ll be so much less congestion on the roads . . .

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