Busy lorry park looks set to expand

FELIXSTOWE: Proposals have been drawn up to increase the size of one of Felixstowe's busiest portside lorry parks.

FELIXSTOWE: Proposals have been drawn up to increase the size of one of Felixstowe's busiest portside lorry parks.

Motor Fuel Group Plc has put forward the project for the site at the BP service station in Anzani Avenue, just outside the container terminal.

It will involve extending the site with 1,995 sq metres of extra concrete hardstanding and rearranging the current parking lay-out.

Case Officer at Suffolk Coastal, Michaelle Coupe said: “This will provide 17 extra lorry spaces giving a total of 47 lorries that can park at the site.


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She said: “A new access onto Trinity Avenue is proposed to improve safe movement of vehicles around the site.”

It is intended that the new exit and other access changes should make the site safer for car drivers who use the petrol station.

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The plans also include a jet wash facility for cars and a secure car park for lorry drivers' cars on the grassed area alongside Anzani Avenue.

The caf� and shower block on the site will stay.

Felixstowe Town Council is in favour of the development but wants top-quality landscaping and for a culvert which contained oil residue on Trinity Avenue to be cleaned out.

Members of the district council's south area development control sub-committee are recommended to approve the project on Thursday .

Their main concern will be the removal of trees to provide the new area for parking of lorry drivers' cars and 2.4 metre high galvanised steel security fencing around it, and would like different fencing and trees to be replanted.

n. Are you concerned by the proposal? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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