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  • Upper Orwell Crossings: September review expected 19th October 2018 September 14, 2018
    Time to prepare for the Upper Orwell Crossings Consultation. Suffolk County Council have been kind on Twitter in revealing when the report is due and also revealing the cost to be £25k. IPSWI suspects this is theatre and buying time. Elaine initially responded the "external" view of [FONT=trebuchet...[/URL] Upper Orwell Crossings: September review expected 19th […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings Questions and Answers May 2018 September 12, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has revealed updated Q&As on the Upper Orwell Crossings this month. Frequently asked questions Click to expand... 1. Why do we need the crossings? East/west routes across Ipswich are limited, increasing congestion within the town centre. Initial traffic modelling shows that by providing an alternative route, the crossings would relieve congestion in […]
  • Liz Harsant and the Upper Orwell Crossings September 12, 2018
    Is Liz Harsant for or against the Upper Orwell Crossings? I am unsure. Has Liz had a change of heart? The December 2017 edition of the magazine Waterfront Life had her support for Travel Ipswich and support for the Upper Orwell Crossings for "inward investment" and making travel so much easier. Everyone in Ipswich knows […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Jacobs report expected this month September 7, 2018
    New Suffolk County Council leader Matthew Hicks had awarded Jacobs a contract to produce a report on the future of the Upper Orwell Crossings vanity bridge project. The results of this report is due to be published this month. As part of the process Suffolk County Council has been employing a QC and various different […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: £116.3m Suffolk County Council Budget September 4, 2018
    The audited accounts of Suffolk County Council reveal that £116.3m of a total capital programme of £367.7m has been allocated for the Upper Orwell Crossings (Wet Dock Crossing) in Ipswich and Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft. This is despite the Upper Orwell Crossings FAQ stating the project will cost £96.646m (£19.1m from SCC after […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Bridge Closure Delays September 1, 2018
    I overlooked the estimated timings for Upper Orwell Crossing closures/openings (depending if you are a road or marine user) which were published in the Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing Lock Operation and Modelling guide. I asked at a consultation event earlier in the year but they weren't able to answer the question! In peak hours, they […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: SCC pays ABP legal bill August 31, 2018
    ABP wants to develop Ipswich's wet dock island site for housing. Ben Gummer and the county council creates a major project to make this a reality and inflate the land price by multiple millions, yet ABP who have not invested a single penny into the project, won't even pay its own legal costs? Suffolk County […]
  • 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? […]
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  • Uncertainty over Upper Orwell Crossing future causing anxiety for Ipswich people, say campaign groups September 1, 2018
    Uncertainty over Upper Orwell Crossing future causing anxiety for Ipswich people, say campaign groups. Campaign groups against plans for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich have said that uncertainty over its future has caused anxiety for those who could be the most impacted. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. […]
  • Public meeting over Upper Orwell Crossings to go ahead as planned – here are the details August 5, 2018
    Public meeting over Upper Orwell Crossings to go ahead as planned – here are the details. Campaign groups in Ipswich concerned about the impact of the Upper Orwell Crossings will press on with a public meeting - despite the project now being in doubt. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register […]
  • Ipswich campaign groups relieved over Upper Orwell Crossing decision August 1, 2018
    Ipswich campaign groups relieved over Upper Orwell Crossing decision. Business chiefs in Ipswich have called on the county council to “make every effort” for the Upper Orwell Crossings project to go ahead – but campaign groups have said homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or […]
  • Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Crossings in doubt after Suffolk calls for rethink August 1, 2018
    Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Crossings in doubt after Suffolk calls for rethink. Work on the multi-million pound Upper Orwell Crossings project in Ipswich has been suspended after Suffolk County Council commissioned a new report into the scheme Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on Ipswich Star
  • Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings compulsory purchase fears July 23, 2018
    A council sends out "disgraceful" letters which left people thinking their homes were at risk. Only Ipswich Community Members can view links. Log in or register now. on BBC News website
  • Upper Orwell Crossing letters spark fear over buy-up of homes for Ipswich July 23, 2018
    Upper Orwell Crossing letters spark fear over buy-up of homes for Ipswich. Householders living near the proposed route of the Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings are being reassured their homes are safe after council chiefs sent out 3,000 letters warning them they were seeking compulsory purchase powers to acquire the land needed. Only Ipswich Community Members […]
  • 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