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Ipswich Northern Route exhibitions attracted over 2,000 people

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Public information events to consult on route options for a new road to the north of Ipswich have attracted more than 2,000 people.

In total 11 events have been held in village halls and community centres across Suffolk since the consultation period launched on July 5. The events gave the public the opportunity to view the proposed route maps, junction options and speak to officers from all authorities about the project and ask questions.

The consultation, in which members of the public are being asked to comment on three proposed route options, is being jointly led by Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, East Suffolk and Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils. It is also supported by West Suffolk Council.

Councillor Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County Council, a partner of the Ipswich Northern Route Project said,

“Earlier this year I, along with the leaders of all the councils of Suffolk, committed to holding this consultation and I am pleased so many people have taken the opportunity to visit the events and have their say.

I was able to attend all but one of the events and I was especially impressed by the number of people turning up to ask questions and give their opinion.  I would urge anyone who hasn’t done so yet to have a look at the materials online and have your say on this important proposal for Suffolk.”

Officers from the project also attended the Ipswich Area Committees and had meetings with The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

Whilst there are no plans for any further public events, the materials used are now set to travel the county allowing people the opportunity to view them and encourage them to have their say online.

The materials will be on display in the following locations until the end of the consultation.

5 – 9 August

Endeavour House, Reception Area, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

12 – 16 August

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge,   IP12 1DT

As per library opening times

19 – 23 August

Riverside Offices (Foyer area)  4 Canning Road,  Lowestoft,  Suffolk,  NR33 0EQ

8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

27 – 30 August
(closed Bank Holiday)

Ipswich Town Hall Reading Room, Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

10am- 4pm Monday to Friday (closed bank holiday)

3 – 6 September

Stowmarket Library, Milton Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1EX

As per library opening times

9 – 13 September

Endeavour House, Reception Area, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

To view the consultation materials and complete the online survey to have your say visit the Ipswich Northern route website.

The consultation closes on Friday 13th September 2019.