Transport East Forum visit Great Yarmouth to celebrate recent success

Large group of people standing in front of the raised Herring Bridge

Members of the Transport East Forum met in Great Yarmouth on 21 June to celebrate the organisation’s recent successes and discussed upcoming transport ambitions.

One of the major successes discussed on the day was the news that The Department for Transport confirm government will now give ‘regard’ to our Transport Strategy. This means the government will need to take into account the priorities in our Transport Strategy when developing new policies. You can find out more here.

The Forum also had the opportunity to visit the new Herring Bridge site – an essential new piece of infrastructure for Great Yarmouth that connects the A47 directly to the port and offshore energy Enterprise Zone. Alongside improved road connections, the bridge will also enhance walking and cycling routes within the town.

The Transport East Forum members also toured key projects including:

  • the emerging offshore energy Operations & Maintenance Campus,
  • the new Marina Centre
  • a series of town centre regeneration initiatives such as the covered market, North Quay and The Conge redevelopments and planned active travel improvements.

Cllr Graham Plant, Deputy Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Vice-Chair of Transport East said,

“It was a pleasure to welcome Transport East members to Great Yarmouth and demonstrate how transport investment in the town is supporting economic growth, alongside healthier communities and lower emissions.

When it opens later in the summer, the Herring Bridge will be a key link attracting investment to the area, creating jobs and giving local people a better quality of life.”