Public meeting tonight on Lowestoft traffic crossing scheme

PUBLISHED: 11:35 11 June 2014

Peter Colby.
Picture: James Bass

Peter Colby. Picture: James Bass

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The people of Lowestoft are being urged to attend a public meeting tonight to discuss the need for a third traffic crossing for the town over Lake Lothing.

Businessman Peter Colby and Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Waveney Bob Blizzard are hosting the meeting at the Hotel Victoria from 7pm.

They will be setting out the potential benefits of Mr Colby’s £30m scheme to build a tidal barrage crossing over Lake Lothing, which is based on Dutch polder dams.

Tonight’s meeting comes after Suffolk County Council launched a consultation on plans to build a new crossing, with three possible options being looked at. However, Mr Colby, who runs Sprowston-based Peter Colby Commercials, and Mr Blizzard say action is needed now to build a crossing, otherwise the town will continue to suffer from congestion problems.

In a message to the people of Lowestoft, Mr Colby and Mr Blizzard said: “The town is on the brink of crisis. Please come and make your voice heard. Help save Lowestoft before it’s too late.”

It will be the third public meeting the pair have held and they will also discuss Waveney District Council’s area action plan for the Lake Lothing and Outer Harbour area.

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