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  • Ipswich Society AGM talk by Suzanne Buck August 7, 2018
    A report of Suzanne Buck, Project Manager for the Upper Orwell Crossings talking at the Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. . On Wednesday April 18 2018 at 7.30pm the 58th Annual General Meeting of The Ipswich Society was held in the 2nd floor lecture hall in the University […]
  • Ipswich Society backs Ipswich Central's concern about vanity bridge scrappage August 5, 2018
    Mr Ipswich Society has resubmitted a link to news of the doubt surrounding the Upper Orwell Crossings. Both "RIVER CROSSINGS UNDER THREAT" and "IPSWICH CENTRAL" are in uppercase. He has quoted a message from Terry Baxter. It seems the official stance of the Ipswich Society on the Upper Orwell Crossings is - unlike previously reported […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: fears of deadly air pollution August 5, 2018
    (This isn't a book review.) One of the reasons residents living either side of the bridge are scared and concerned about the air pollution from increased vehicles going past their front doors, is quite simply the Borough of Ipswich suffers from dangerous levels of air pollution on par with London councils. Ipswich came third in […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings compulsory purchase questions August 2, 2018
    Questions about compulsory purchase and Land Interest Questionnaires in relation to the Upper Orwell Crossings vanity bridge project, as residents either side of the river are a bit confused and worried. When Suffolk County Council requested an internal review of the project, did this void, reset or pause the statutory process for potential land acquisition? […]
  • Planning Inspectorate expecting Upper Orwell Crossings application Q2 2019 August 1, 2018
    The national Planning Inspectorate is awaiting Upper Orwell Crossings application in the Spring next year. The Planning Inspectorate hasn't received any instructions from Suffolk County Council about pausing/suspending or withdrawing the application at this time. The Statutory Process is still in motion. The application is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate Q2 2019. […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Latest public opinion August 1, 2018
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  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Statutory Process ongoing August 1, 2018
    Suffolk County Council leader Matthew Hicks spoke on BBC Radio Suffolk yesterday confirming that despite the internal review being ordered regarding spiralling costs... the Statutory Process is still ongoing. He stated they have stopped works (I can't imagine there is much to do) but there is no reset as to the process. This means as […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Land Grab July 25, 2018
    The Upper Orwell Crossings multi-million pound project consists of 3 bridges - two new and one refurbished. There isn't a valid reason why you would need more than 100 metres (maximum) land around the landing points - which raises the concern of Why has the recent Land Interest Questionnaire highlighted land over 1.5 miles away? […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Nacton Road Land Interest Questionnaires July 23, 2018
    Another issue for the Upper Orwell Crossings team is the flawed road system at the east end of Cliff Lane. The Land Interest Questionnaires has confirmed these closely connected junctions will be remodelled. It cannot handle thousands of vehicles... Upper Orwell Crossings: Nacton Road Land Interest Questionnaires
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Landseer Road roundabout Land Interest Questionnaires July 23, 2018
    Suffolk County Council coming back with vengeance! Residents are still celebrating the earlier win of preventing traffic lights at the Rands Way/Nacton Road/Landseer Road roundabout but it is a delay tactic. The recent Land Interest Questionnaires[FONT=trebuchet... [URL='https://ipswi.com/community/threads/upper-orwell-crossings-landseer-road-roundabout-land-interest-questionnaires.51403/']Upper Orwell Crossings: Landseer Road roundabout Land Interest Questionnaires[/URL]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Wherstead Road Land Interest Questionnaires July 23, 2018
    As far as Wherstead Road (and Bridge Ward aka Stoke) is concerned the Land Interest Questionnaires raises 4 possibilities. The first, is the acquisition of what Suffolk Conservatives would consider slum housing to be demolished to widen the upper... Upper Orwell Crossings: Wherstead Road Land Interest Questionnaires
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Cliff Lane Land Interest Questionnaires July 23, 2018
    The wide extent of the boundary area the Land Interest Questionnaires were sent to on the east side of the river seems to highlight major concerns with the changes needed in Ipswich to make this vanity bridge even possible. The boundary lines... Upper Orwell Crossings: Cliff Lane Land Interest Questionnaires
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Land Interest Questionnaire reveals truth about vanity bridge July 23, 2018
    Whereas the slow somewhat deceived residents thought arguing for traffic calming measures was the most important factor, they have woken up on this vanity project by a Land Interest Questionnaire arriving in their letterbox! We have a map of where the 3000 letters went and it highlights what is planned... As previously stated. The Rands […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings Focus Group May 2018 July 18, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has recently published online the report for the May 2018 Focus Group. 3. Workshop feedback 3.1 Objectives for session Across the three sessions, participants gave the following objectives for their attendance. Some were very specific to an area or issue, and some were more general across the project. Those objectives are summarised […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: 3000 Land Interest Questionnaires July 17, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has emailed everyone on their mailing list with details about sending 3000 Land Interest Questionnaires out in relation to the Upper Orwell Crossings vanity bridge project. Three thousand!!! We would like to notify you all that, as part of the work we are doing in preparation for the Development Consent Order consent […]
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  • Concerns over Upper Orwell Crossing impact on Cliff Lane escalates June 10, 2018
    Concerns over Upper Orwell Crossing impact on Cliff Lane escalates. Nearly 100% of homeowners in Cliff Lane, Ipswich, who attended a recent meeting over the Upper Orwell Crossings have said they do not want to see the bridge go ahead. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • £90m Upper Orwell Crossings construction tender May 30, 2018
    Suffolk County Council is seeking contractors for the construction of Bridge A, Bridge B and Bridge C. The Upper Orwell Crossings ECI and Build Reference number: CD1159 Contract Start : 02 January 2019 Contract End : 31 December 2023 The Upper Orwell Crossings project is a major bridges infrastructure project located in the centre of […]
  • Orwell Crossing logistics park gets go-ahead with promise of 1,500 jobs May 28, 2018
    Orwell Crossing logistics park gets go-ahead with promise of 1,500 jobs. Community leaders have given the go-ahead for a new business park on the edge of Ipswich which will bring major benefits for Britain’s top container port and create up to 1,500 jobs. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings project is dead in the water May 23, 2018
    Yesterday's Upper Orwell Crossings consultation reveals major flaws. Competition design is impossible, the separate pedestrian and cycle deck has been shelved. Cliff Lane will see triple traffic and traffic lights installed. Middle roundabout in Hawes Street will be replaced with traffic lights as the road network cannot handle the demand the bridge will bring... Upper […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Campaigners warn of traffic surge May 12, 2018
    Campaigners say Ipswich will become major thoroughfare with the building of three bridges. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on BBC News website
  • More chances for people from Ipswich to learn about Orwell Crossings April 27, 2018
    More chances for people from Ipswich to learn about Orwell Crossings. Ipswich Residents will have two further chances to find out more about plans for three new bridges over the River Orwell at two drop-in sessions next month. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • Growing logistics firm celebrates move to new lorry park site at Ipswich’s Orwell Crossing April 24, 2018
    Growing logistics firm celebrates move to new lorry park site at Ipswich’s Orwell Crossing. A Suffolk logistics firm is celebrating a move to a new UK office and lorry park. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • Plans lodged for Starbucks at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park on A14 near Nacton April 7, 2018
    Plans lodged for Starbucks at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park on A14 near Nacton. The Orwell Crossing services on the A14 near Ipswich could get a new drive-through Starbucks after plans were lodged by developers – and long term plans aim to establish a petrol station there too. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log […]
  • Fire services dash to coach blaze at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton March 31, 2018
    Fire services dash to coach blaze at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton. Emergency services were called to the Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton this morning after a holiday coach went up in flames following an electrical fault. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • Upper Orwell Crossings display sparks interest at Ipswich’s Dance East March 6, 2018
    Upper Orwell Crossings display sparks interest at Ipswich’s Dance East. Scores of people turned out to discover more about the plans for the new Upper Orwell Crossings which went on display at Dance East in Ipswich yesterday. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • County shows off route for proposed Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings February 28, 2018
    County shows off route for proposed Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings. The possible alignments for the new Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich have been published – including a long opening bridge between  Wherstead Road and Landseer Road. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Ipswich project moves forward February 26, 2018
    Suffolk County Council reveals how three bridges over the Upper Orwell will look. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on BBC News website
  • Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed January 22, 2018
    Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed. Building the Orwell Bridge was only one of three options considered when an Ipswich by-pass was first seriously considered in the 1970s, the former chief executive of Suffolk County Council has revealed. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on […]
  • Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed January 22, 2018
    Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed. Building the Orwell Bridge was only one of three options considered when an Ipswich by-pass was first seriously considered in the 1970s, the former chief executive of Suffolk County Council has revealed. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on […]
  • Could a new business park be created near Orwell Crossing on A14? January 3, 2018
    Could a new business park be created near Orwell Crossing on A14?. A proposal to build a new business park on the outskirts of Ipswich is set to be discussed by Suffolk Coastal planners over the next two months. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star