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A Northern Bypass for Ipswich (NBP)

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Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2017 12:47pm
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Watchfull

Posts: 6

Location: Ipswich

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Just over two years ago I started a debate on streetlife, which quickly turned into a campaign -- we were up to part 4 with approx 1700 hits when streetlife finished and Nextdoor took over -- we turned to ipswi.com but for some reason or other we are finding it hard for it to become known to others -- (publicity wise) -- would anyone be interested if I were to carry on the fight on this site -- Ipswich needs a NBP the traffic situation is getting worse by the day and certainly more so when the Orwell bridge have to shut down for any reason -- if I get any response to this post then I will go into much more detail as to why we need a NBP

Thank you all  

JoeS

Sun Nov 5, 2017 10:42am

Posts: 2

Location: Ipswich

Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 10:42am

Very pleased to see you on here, Watchfull. Miss the Streetlife but many of us were not happy with the US style lack of privacy on nextdoor and did not make the change.I registered with ipswic.com but when I tried to log in it would not let me so could this be the place to carry on the discussion. Again I only hear from the forum now and then. Two questions. Is the NBP more likely now that Sandy Martin has replaced Ben and also where are we with the so called garden suburbs which of course will be an absolute disaster without a NBP.      Joe

JoeS

Sun Nov 5, 2017 10:43am

Posts: 2

Location: Ipswich

Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 10:43am

Very pleased to see you on here, Watchfull. Miss the Streetlife but many of us were not happy with the US style lack of privacy on nextdoor and did not make the change.I registered with ipswic.com but when I tried to log in it would not let me so could this be the place to carry on the discussion. Again I only hear from the forum now and then. Two questions. Is the NBP more likely now that Sandy Martin has replaced Ben and also where are we with the so called garden suburbs which of course will be an absolute disaster without a NBP.      Joe

Watchfull

Watchfull

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Sun Nov 5, 2017 8:47pm

Posts: 6

Location: Ipswich

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Posted: Sun Nov 5, 2017 8:47pm

Hello JoeS nice to hear from you -- if you can send me your email address by private message I will investigate why you had problems with ipswi.com I am a founder member of ipswi.com and we are having a meeting next Wednesday evening.

As regards the NBP I do have quite a bit of info on that -- keep an eye on this space and will come back to you with more information, some you might have heard of, some not please bear with me.

Watchfull

Watchfull

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Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:28am

Posts: 6

Location: Ipswich

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Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2017 11:28am

Hi JoeS  First of all I entirely agree with your view on the point of Nextdoor taking over from streetlife  -- regarding the NBP questions I have written to Dan Poulter - Colin Noble - Kathy Bole and David Goldsmith, and have had one or two reasonable replies -- but when it comes down to the nitty gritty they are all coming back with sayings as -- we are looking into a NDR or a NRL no mention of a NBP -- when I have written back to all, asking how this all fact into their suggestion of the three corridor plan -- Outer, Middle or inner corridor and why have they not taken the opportunity to  take and use the same route as the wind farm project I have not had one answer from any of them, on two occasions I have had a shout on Suffolk Radio but it is a cold job standing on a road somewhere at 7-30am with only about 7 mins to get in all one would wish to say and at nearly 90yrs of age that's tuff.

The Northern fringe build it looks as though the archaeological dig has been done and the trenches all backfilled --  they are now doing the drill soil testing as is usual before building -- what worries me is -- first it was 3000 homes then 2500 and now 3500 -- if we take the middle figure of 3000 it is fair to say each family will have two cars -- 6000 in all -- if any of these want to go to Felixstowe,Woodbridge, Lowestoft or the other way to London, Norwich, Cambridge or the Midlands they will all have to use the Valley road (A1214) add to this the closure of the Orwell bridge at any time and Ipswich is in utter chaos, so as you have said Ipswich do need and must have a NBP

Regarding your question as to Sandy Martin, unfortunately, he is not my MP  but from what I gather from MartinC he is in favour of a NBP and is against any WDC Ben Gummers a Bridge too Far -- Do hope that has answered your questions there is of course much more all on our website and to be honest I have taken quite a bit of space up on here as it is -- as regarding the position of where we stand in our quest for a NBP it would appear that it is still up in the air and I feel that we have the conseritve SCC to blame for that.   

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