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End of the road for Ipswich bypass

January 30, 2020 5:28 PM
By Oliver Holmes

Suffolk County Council have just published the result of the Northern Route Consultation. The Inner Route is the clear favourite but the Strategic Outline Business Case identifies serious concerns over political and public support, together with an acknowledgement that any new road would not get central government funding and would have to be paid for by building at least 15,000 new homes. Today, Mid-Suffolk and East Suffolk District Councils removed their support from the project.

Cllr. Oliver Holmes says: "Ipswich Liberal Democrats have said for some time that funding would not be available and more sustainable transport options were the only solution to congestion and pollution in Ipswich. It seems the Northern Route will make it a hat-trick of failures for Suffolk Highways, joining the Upper Orwell Crossings and the Three Villages Bypass in the trash bin."

Ipswich Northern Route