Dualling target for A47

Laura Bagshaw THE A47 Acle Straight could be dualled by 2020 according to an ambitious plan outlining Great Yarmouth's future. Other key challenges the borough faces include improving parking for residents and visitors and build 150 homes per year over a period of five years.

Laura Bagshaw

THE A47 Acle Straight could be dualled by 2020 according to an ambitious plan outlining Great Yarmouth's future.

Other key challenges the borough faces include improving parking for residents and visitors and build 150 homes per year over a period of five years.

The challenges are part of the Sustainable Community Strategy - a plan that aims to guide development in rural and urban areas of the borough over the next few years.


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It identifies key strengths and challenges of the area and the draft document will go out to public consultation on Monday .

Barry Coleman, chairman of the Local Strategic Partnership, which has devised the strategy, called for widespread involvement in the plan to ensure it reflects the community's needs.

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He said: “The strategy must reflect the views, concerns, priorities, wishes and aspirations of the whole community and be firmly based on evidence of local needs.”

Copies of the community summary and full strategy document are available on the borough council's website.

Displays giving further information will be at Yarmouth and Gorleston libraries, The Priory Centre in Yarmouth, ComeUnity office on King Street, St James' Health and Resource Centre, Cobholm and Lichfield Resource Centre, the town hall and Community Connections on Southtown Road.

Questionnaires asking people to have their say will also be available at the above locations. The consultation will last for six weeks and results will be presented at a public event at the Marina Centre on March 15.

Three public meetings have been arranged in order for the plan to be discussed. They are as follows:

Monday, February 4, Martham Village Hall, 6.30pm

Tuesday, February 5, Magdalen Methodist Church, 10am

Friday, February 8, The Priory Centre, midday

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