‘This is not a lynch mob’ - public meeting called over Broads housing plan

PUBLISHED: 17:08 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:08 18 September 2018

Houses with moorings are planned at Marina Quays Picture: Julie Young

Houses with moorings are planned at Marina Quays Picture: Julie Young

Julie Young

Campaigners are calling a public meeting to explain the ins and outs of a homes’ bid at Marina Quays in Great Yarmouth.

Concerns have been raised about a riverside footpath close to planned new homes with moorings Picture: Julie YoungConcerns have been raised about a riverside footpath close to planned new homes with moorings Picture: Julie Young

Developers want to build eight homes and reinstate a mix of residential and visitor moorings at the site close to Bure Park.

But an action group worried about public access among other things is bringing together officials, planners, councillors and developers to quiz them about the scheme.

One of its leaders Mike Sedgwick said he hoped the meeting at Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club at 6.30pm on Thursday October 4 would be well attended.

He said: “There are some people who support the development but they are in the main supporting the refurbishment and reinstatement of the moorings.

“Very few people say they are happy for eight new homes to be built here.

“We want everybody to come along and get clarity on what is being proposed so we can all go away being better informed about what is being suggested.

“We may not be any happier but we will at least know what is being proposed.

“This is not a lynch mob.

“We want to be able to understand what is being proposed and to be able to ask questions and work together to come up with what we all want which is an improvement on what is there.”

The meeting will be chaired by borough councillor Penny Carpenter with Broads Authority planners, a representative for MP Brandon Lewis, and the developers East Anglia Group and Everitt Marine Services also attending.

Related articles

Other News


When the first ever recorded twin seal pups were born at Horsey three years ago it sent ripples of excitement across the globe.

Lead has been stolen from the roof of a church in the Great Yarmouth Borough.

Happy Birthday Prince Charles! Residents in Great Yarmouth wished the Prince of Wales a very happy 70th birthday at a special tea party held at the town hall on Wednesday afternoon.


A fundraising tractor run which took 50 farm vehicles on a tour of east Norfolk towns and villages has hauled in £1,582 for two regional charities.

Most Read


Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Mon, 11:17

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a telephone pole and tree before landing in a ditch.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Mon, 13:37

A man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple driving offences including drink driving in Great Yarmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy