Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing - stage 3 (statutory pre-application) consultation

Closed 9 Dec 2018

Opened 20 Aug 2018


We’re currently carrying out a public consultation on the Third River Crossing – the consultation launched on Monday 20 August and was due to close at midnight on Friday 5 October.

During the consultation, we became aware that volume II of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) as published had 21 figures (plans) missing.  In response to this, we are extending the deadline to make sure people are aware of the issue and have plenty of time to consider and comment on the figures alongside the published consultation documents.

The new deadline for responses to this consultation is 11.59pm on Sunday 9 December 2018.  We welcome responses to any aspects of the consultation, not just the missing figures.

The Third River Crossing scheme involves the construction, operation and maintenance of a new bridge over the River Yare in Great Yarmouth. The crossing links the A47 at Harfrey's Roundabout with South Denes Road. In Spring 2019 Norfolk County Council intends to make an application to the Secretary of State for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Third River Crossing.

Why We Are Consulting

We are proposing a double leaf bascule bridge (a type of lifting bridge - similar in operation to the existing Haven Bridge). Although the height and horizontal alignment of the bridge deck is already fixed, we would like to retain some flexibility regarding the range of structure design and opening mechanisms being considered.

Before making this application we would like your views on the scheme that we propose to submit.

Please read the consultation brochure before having your say. You can find links to the consultation document and all the supporting material at the bottom of this page in the 'Related links' section. References to the original consultation closing date in these documents should be ignored.

You can respond by clicking on the 'Online questionnaire' link below.

If you need the consultation in an alternative version or a paper copy please email



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