Green mobility: enhancement of Seafront to Town Centre connectivity
Local infrastructure and public spaces would support a modal shift from short car journeys to cycling, walking and green transport;
Improved rail services and new rolling stock have improved connectivity with Norwich and other regional centres;
New investment secured for a third river crossing will reduce congestion and improve connectivity to the Port and other key employment sites;
The Port and deep-water harbour have clear potential to drive trade and further investment.
Highway connectivity is constrained by the Town’s relative remoteness and the limitations of the A47, in particular;
Whilst wayfinding has been significantly improved, transport termini and onward pedestrian connectivity need further improvement;
Permeability between centres of population, employment and leisure and between the main two commercial poles – the Town Centre and Seafront – adversely impacts commerce;
Whilst Gorleston-on-Sea is relatively resilient, the vitality and health of Great Yarmouth town centre has been declining, as reflected in footfall and commercial vacancy rates;
High likelihood of overall digital exclusion and ensuring that our communities and workforce have the skills to make the most of emerging digital technologies.