Network Rail are working on an embankment widening project in preparation for the creation of a new 1.4km loop track designed to increase the capacity of the Felixstowe Branch Line. This will involve weekend working which will inevitably create some disruption. A letter from Network Rail, which details the work to be done can be found via the following link: Weekend working
The contractors, Osborne, have told us that the final shift involving the diversion through Trimley St Martin has been rescheduled for Monday 23rd- details below.
9pm to 6am
Junction 59 to 57 Westbound
From A14 Junction 59 along Felixstowe Road, High Road through Trimley St Martin, A1156 to A14 Junction 57.
Temporary traffic signals will be in place along the single-track section of Felixstowe Road.
If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or e-mail email@example.com.
Help Plan the future of the District - Issues and Options Consultation
The consultation document and other supporting information can be found through this link:
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 - (Felixstowe Branch Line - Level Crossing Closure Order) Public Enquiry - Update
The Public Enquiry into this proposed order took place from Tuesday 23 January 2018 to Friday 26th January at Ipswich Town Football Club.
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.
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.