University plans

University chiefs have pencilled in the new route as part of plans for the third phase of the institution's continued expansion - the redevelopment of the old college site.

University chiefs have pencilled in the new route as part of plans for the third phase of the institution's continued expansion - the redevelopment of the old college site.

The road, taking traffic east from the junction of Star Lane and Grimwade Street through to Back Hamlet, would bypass the Duke Street roundabout.

The first phase of the college expansion - the new landmark Waterfront building - opened in September, while planning consent has been granted for a second massive development just 100 metres away on Orwell Quay.

The impressive new six-storey structure would boast 15,000 sq metres of space and play host to the university's health

and science teaching programmes. As well as lecture and seminar rooms the building will also house a restaurant and student union.

The hope is the building will be up and running in just two years' time - by September 2010.