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Upper Orwell Crossings Update

January 22, 2018 6:40 PM
By Oliver Holmes

Suffolk County Council have confirmed to Liberal Democrat councillors that ground investigations for the new bridges have just started involving 28 boreholes, trial pits and core penetration tests along the proposed routes. The work will last 12 weeks and there will then be a consultation period leading to a planning application. They have confirmed that no housing will need to be demolished although some business premises on either side of the river will need to be purchased. The exact routes are not being disclosed due to commercial considerations and the possibility of blighting the affected premises.

Nearly 4,800 residents nearby have been notified of the current position. Clearly, residents need to to be kept closely informed of developments and the possible impacts the bridges will have.

Further details can be obtained on the Suffolk County Council website.