Northern Bypass timetable: ‘A welcome step forward – but why has it taken so long?’

Comment from Cllr Sarah Adams, Leader of the Labour Group at Suffolk County Council re. Northern Bypass timetable announcement.

“It is to be welcomed that there has finally been some movement on the Northern Bypass project and it is positive that Suffolk’s council leaders have unanimously supported this plan.

“However, I’m sure many residents and businesses will be as frustrated as I am that it has taken so long simply to get to this stage.

“Despite repeated promises, the Strategic Outline Business Case has still not been produced and it now looks like its publication – and the Bypass – has been delayed by almost a year.

“If a public consultation was so critical to informing the business case, then why was this not completed last year and why is this the first time we have heard about it?

“Let’s hope that Suffolk County Council can shed its lethargy, stick to this timetable and deliver on this priority infrastructure project for Ipswich and Suffolk.”

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