Support given for improvements in town

IPSWICH is today a step closer to seeing major transport and environment improvements being introduced in the town.

IPSWICH is today a step closer to seeing major transport and environment improvements being introduced in the town.

The Eastern Regional Assembly has given its backing to Suffolk County Council's plans for the improvements, which will cost at least �23million and include better access for pedestrians and cyclists, and improvements for public transport.

Suffolk County Council has already started work on the scheme but increased activity is expected once government approval is confirmed.

Guy McGregor, portfolio holder for roads and transport, said: “Suffolk County Council has been working very hard to secure the approval of this scheme which will bring considerable benefits to Ipswich. The county council always works hard to bring resources into the county and I'm particularly pleased that our scheme has been so well received from all parts of the eastern region. I'm sure local Members of Parliament will do their part in making certain Suffolk gets this money.”

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