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Question 54:

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24669

Received: 16/10/2017

Respondent: Alice Martin

Representation:

Promote sustainable transport modes. Get Suffolk C.C. to send buses to places where people actually want to go. A reliable train service between Derby Road Station and Felixstowe could be a massive plus point but trains appear to be cancelled more often than not! Reduce car parking spaces. Charge businesses a tax on car parking spaces they have for their employees which can then be used to promote cycling and bus services. this also encourages businesses to get their staff to use the bus etc.

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Promote sustainable transport modes. Get Suffolk C.C. to send buses to places where people actually want to go. A reliable train service between Derby Road Station and Felixstowe could be a massive plus point but trains appear to be cancelled more often than not! Reduce car parking spaces. Charge businesses a tax on car parking spaces they have for their employees which can then be used to promote cycling and bus services. this also encourages businesses to get their staff to use the bus etc.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24728

Received: 26/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Christopher Wrathall

Representation:

Strategies are needed to restrict the number of vehicles entering and moving about near the city centre. These should include a drastic reduction in the number of parking places available for visitors or commuters (there should be a more effective scheme for residents that grants a sufficient number of parking spaces for resident permit holders, electric vehicles and blue badge holders). The current parking system in Ipswich seems to deliberately encourage motorists to drive into the city centre, and unfortunately it is very effective. At the same time, the offer of sustainable transport needs to be improved.

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Strategies are needed to restrict the number of vehicles entering and moving about near the city centre. These should include a drastic reduction in the number of parking places available for visitors or commuters (there should be a more effective scheme for residents that grants a sufficient number of parking spaces for resident permit holders, electric vehicles and blue badge holders). The current parking system in Ipswich seems to deliberately encourage motorists to drive into the city centre, and unfortunately it is very effective. At the same time, the offer of sustainable transport needs to be improved.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24792

Received: 23/09/2017

Respondent: Mr Philip Pethybridge

Representation:

How about a growth area where there is housing and enterprise space e.g. small/medium sized shared office and workshop space? Try to minimise people's commute. Look at taking space and putting it in clusters, not massive industrial estates but enterprise small business space e.g. on Ravenswood where small businesses could base themselves rather than commute into town by car. Stick facilities such as Basepoint next to residential to encourage people to re-locate business closer to home.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24812

Received: 14/10/2017

Respondent: East Suffolk Travellers Association

Representation:

As the document states, 'Creating roadspace is not the only solution.' Future growth of employment and leisure facilities must take into account how easy it is to access these by train and/or bus. Better access by public transport to key destinations on the periphery, e.g. the hospital, Ransomes Europark and Whitehouse Employment Area, must also be addressed. The document also refers to the future role of electric vehicles. These may indeed have a role to play for all or part of a journey. However, electric cars must not be seen as panacea for all problems, because they still cause congestion.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24857

Received: 24/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk Constabulary

Representation:

Provide more park and ride options (ie re-open Bury Rd, even if only for peak periods).

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 24983

Received: 25/10/2017

Respondent: Northern Fringe Protection Group

Representation:

A northern relief road to accommodate the IGS development and ease current congestion. Road improvements to alleviate the existing congestion in the town centre. Deliver IGS SPD infrastructure requirements. Cross-boundary Transport Assessments for the draft Local Plans. No further development if it increases congestion, or worsens air quality, without appropriate remedial measures. Enforce planning conditions about transport infrastructure/travel plans. Better sequencing of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. A roadworks permit system. Specific walking/cycling measures e.g. improving cross-town cycling infrastructure. Allow cars to use bus lanes outside peak times. Reinstate Norwich Rd Park and Ride. Assess the viability of direct cross-town bus routes. Improve Westerfield Railway Station and the Ipswich-Felixstowe line. Assess the viability of a further station at Futura Park.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25052

Received: 31/10/2017

Respondent: Save Our Country Spaces

Representation:

Road improvements are needed to alleviate existing congestion in the town centre. Deliver IGS SPD infrastructure requirements. Cross-boundary Transport Assessments for the draft Local Plans. No further development if it increases congestion, or worsens air quality, without appropriate remedial measures. Enforce planning conditions about transport infrastructure/travel plans. A roadworks permit system. Specific walking/cycling measures e.g. improving cross-town cycling infrastructure. Allow cars to use bus lanes outside peak times. Reinstate Norwich Rd Park and Ride. Assess the viability of direct cross-town bus routes. Improve Westerfield Railway Station and the Ipswich-Felixstowe line. Assess the viability of a further station at Futura Park.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25086

Received: 23/11/2017

Respondent: Associated British Ports

Representation:

ABP supports the efforts of IBC and SCC to progress the Ipswich Northern Route Study and to bring forward proposals to secure transport capacity improvements which will benefit strategic and local traffic accessing and egressing the Port.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25094

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Ipswich Central

Representation:

Priority and focus should be given to key pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the area. These are Princes Street from the town centre to the station; Queens Street, St Nicholas Street and St Peters Street to the Waterfront; Tacket Street and Fore Street through Blackfriars to the Waterfront; and links from the Station to the Waterfront within the Riverside Quarter. This 'triangle' of movement, including links to Christchurch Park, are illustrated within the Vision document.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25162

Received: 27/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Representation:

We hope that the Council will continue to support the Suffolk Chamber-led No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign which advocates improvements to, amongst others, Junctions 53 (Whitehouse), 55 (Copdock), 56 (Whersted); 57 (Ransomes); and 58 (Seven Hills). In that context the Plan should identify, where necessary and possible, opportunities for the Council to 'mesh' with any proposals emerging from Highways England or the highways authority.

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce strongly supports proposals that will evaluate, alternative routes round and through Ipswich to alleviate congestion including the Upper Orwell Crossings, a Northern Bypass and solutions to the heavily-congested gyratory and bottlenecks into and out of town such as the A1156, A1189, A1214 and A1071. Likewise we wish to see more careful forward planning of the infrastructure necessary to service new developments sites for example at Futura Park and Ransomes Europark.

We support the introduction of innovative transport and parking solutions to tackle congestion and stimulate footfall such as the continuation (or re-establishment, at ASDA) of simple and affordable park and ride schemes, more customer-friendly car park charging schemes, bus timetabling better synchronised to business needs and improved routes and facilities to encourage cycling.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25308

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Conservative Group

Representation:

Ensure IBC & SCC have the same objectives for transport and are working towards the same goals rather than working against each other for political reasons.

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25416

Received: 30/12/2017

Respondent: Ipswich Limited

Representation:

Congestion can be tackled with many common sense tactics:-
* By not adding to it.
* By not reducing existing road capacity (i.e. not moving back stop lines, not adding large ASL boxes on routes cyclists don't use, not adding in so many sets of lights on the gyratory).
* By not bolting on supermarkets, retail parks and fast food outlets on to busy A-road junctions.
* Widening the A1214 London Road so two lanes into town
* By upgrading roads and building new infrastructure

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25452

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

A variety of measures are needed to tackle congestion in Ipswich. As identified in the Suffolk Local Transport Plan, the key change required in Ipswich is in behaviour, to increase travel by sustainable modes and reduce the use of motor vehicles. Whilst new development will make up only part of total demand on the highway network, our authorities can work to ensure that new development makes appropriate provision in respect of facilities for walking and cycling.
Our priorities should be to:
- Reduce the need to travel
- Make efficient use of transport networks
- Improve infrastructure

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Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25514

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Helen Knowles

Representation:

Have better traffic management between Sainsbury's Garage and the Mermaid.

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Have better traffic management between Sainsbury's Garage and the Mermaid.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25523

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Simon Lanning

Representation:

Solve the inner ring road traffic

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Link the Waterfront to the town centre.
Improve the leisure offering in the town.
Solve the inner ring road traffic
Promote cycle routes.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25525

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: A Nunn

Representation:

Traffic improvements to allow free flow around the town.

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Traffic improvements to allow free flow around the town.

Comment

Issues and Options for the Ipswich Local Plan Review

Representation ID: 25529

Received: 30/10/2017

Respondent: Mr Anthony Dooley

Representation:

In 2036 I would like Ipswich to have celebrated several years of the roads being cycle safe with designated lanes separated from electric vehicles, primarily public transport and essential services.

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In 2036 I would like Ipswich to have celebrated several years of the roads being cycle safe with designated lanes separated from electric vehicles, primarily public transport and essential services.