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A14 Roadworks

Highways England will be carrying out maintenance work on the A14 between 06 November and 19 January. They will work overnight between Monday & Friday from 8pm - 6am.  There will be overnight closures in place on the parts of the A14 between junction 55 to junction 62 as set out in this letter and schedule.

For convenience, the A14 junctions are summarised below:

Junction 55    Copdock Interchange

Junction 59    Trimley Interchange

Junction 56    Wherstead Interchange

Junction 60    Felixstowe Dockspur Roundabout

Junction 57    Nacton Interchange

Junction 61    Port of Felixstowe

Junction 58    Levington Seven Hills Interchange

Junction 62    Felixstowe Dock Gate No. 1

Croft House Junction is the junction with Innocence Lane

 

Help Plan the future of the District - Issues and Options Consultation

Suffolk Coastal District Council is undertaking a review of its Local Plan. This has begun with the Issues and Options document which was open for public consultation until Monday 30th October 2017 . 

 The consultation document and other supporting information can be found through this link:

 http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/help-plan-the-future-of-the-district/

The Parish Council's response can be seen here:  Response to Issues and Options Document

In addition, the Parish Council contributed to a cross boundary group of parish councils which looked at the suggestion contained within the Issues and Options document that Innocence Farm should be considered for storage and distribution use. A copy of the response of that group can be seen here Cross Boundary Parish Council response on the Innocence Farm question

Network Rail Plans

Network Rail plan to make a start on preliminary works to the track later this year. This is possible in advance of the Public Enquiry in January as they already have permission covering the works which they have planned.  Alex Kirk of Network Rail attended the public session at the October Parish Council meeting to explain the plans. A copy of his presentation can be seen here:Felixstowe Branch Line

Network Rail - (Felixstowe Branch Line - Level Crossing Closure Order) Public Enquiry - Update

The Public Enquiry into this proposed order has been fixed to start at 10am on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at Ipswich Town Football Club.

Network Rail Proposals - Statement of Case submitted prior to public enquiry

A copy of the Parish Council's Statement of Case can be accessed via the following link. Thanks go to all those who completed a copy of the Parish Council's questionnaire the results of which are included in the statement. 

Statement of Case

NHS News - Flu

The NHS has given us an update on protecting your health this winter by having a flu vaccination.  You may have read that Australia is experiencing its worst outbreak of flu on record, meaning that this winter could be a particularly heavy flu season in the U.K.
 
People in certain “at-risk” groups are entitled to a free flu vaccination from their GP practice. Follow the link for further information: NHS Update - Flu Vacination

Innocence Farm

The Parish Council has been working with the parish councils of Bucklesham, Kirton and Falkenham, Levington and Stratton Hall and Trimley St Mary to agree a combined response on Innocence Farm in relation to its inclusion in the Local Plan Issues and Options document. A copy of that agreed response document will shortly be posted here.

At the beginning of 2017 the Parish Council was invited to comment on a request from the landowner for a scoping opinion in relation to the potential use of the Innocence Farm site for port related activities. A copy of the Parish Council’s response can be  found via the following link.

Innocence Farm - Parish Council's Response to Scoping Opinion request