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Cornhill Ipswich

December 8, 2017 9:08 AM

The regeneration project for the Cornhill will take a big step forward next Tuesday 12 th December when the Executive of Ipswich Borough Council are likely to give final approval to the scheme and appoint the main contractor. Work should start in the New Year but, in order to get it finished by the end of October, the total cost seems certain to rise. Clearly, after many missed deadlines on major projects in the past (Queen Street comes to mind) , no one wants the works to overrun and ruin Ch ristmas shopping for 2018. While the Labour Executive may raise the budget, some elements of the scheme may be cut with the "four arches" looking particularly vulnerable.

Cllr. Oliver Holmes says:" It is vital to Ipswich retailers and shoppers that the works finish by the end of October and I want to make sure the contract with the builders contains suitable penalties if they finish late. I am also concerned that the market traders have still not been told what will happen to them either during the work or when it is finally finished. The market is a great asset to the Town."

If anyone has concerns about the proposals, Cllrs. Oliver Holmes and Inga Lockington may be contacted via the "Contact Us" button at the top of this website.

Town Hall at Christmas