Lake Lothing third crossing scheme in the running for planning award

The proposed design for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, pictured with the bridge open. Picture: WSP

The proposed design for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, pictured with the bridge open. Picture: WSP. - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft's Lake Lothing third crossing project has been shortlisted for a national planning award.

The proposed design for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, pictured with the bridge open. Picture: WSP

The proposed design for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing, pictured with the bridge open. Picture: WSP. - Credit: Archant

The Suffolk County Council project has been nominated in the 2018 Planning Awards' infrastructure planning category, with the winner due to announced at a ceremony in London at Savoy Place on June 6.

The awards, which are run by Planning magazine in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource, recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking.

The £90m bridge has been in development ever since conditional funding was granted by the Department for Transport in March 2016, and the project is continuing at pace, with completion scheduled for 2022.

Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council, said: 'We know this scheme is extremely popular and will bring significant transport benefits to Lowestoft as well as opening up further opportunities for regeneration and development in the area.


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'It's great to hear the project has been shortlisted for a planning award and I wish them the best of luck.'

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