Lake Lothing Bridge Agreement Reached

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Lake Lothing, the channel into many of Lowestoft's docks and Oulton Broad currently cuts the town in two due to congestion problems on its two small bridges

Posted April 22, 2020

In Lowestoft, UK, Associated British Ports has announced an agreement with Suffolk County Council (SCC) in relation to Lake Lothing Third Crossing.

This agreement addresses ABP’s concerns about the impacts on port operations and marine safety, of the project to build a long campaigned for new bridge to deal with Lowestoft’s major choke point.

As a result, ABP has written to the Secretary of State for Transport formally withdrawing its objections to the project.

Councillor Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County Council commented: “We have successfully worked together to come to this agreement. The removal of ABP’s statutory objection to the LLTC proposal is a positive development for the project.”

Andrew Harston, ABP Regional Director for Wales and Short Sea Ports, said: “ABP’s focus will now turn to planning for further development of the Port, focussing on the Outer Harbour, so that we can continue to work with our partners to pursue Lowestoft’s considerable development potential, especially in the exciting offshore energy sector, thereby continuing to create jobs and fuel the local economy.”

By Jake Frith

Source: maritimejournal