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Lowestoft deserves a future too

PUBLISHED: 15:03 21 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:29 05 July 2010

GUY McGregor, Suffolk County Council's portfolio holder for roads and transport, has been reported as saying this week: “The [Lowestoft] bridge needs to be maintained in top-notch condition because a failure would be catastrophic for the economy of Lowestoft … Our concern is that we do the best for Lowestoft.

GUY McGregor, Suffolk County Council's portfolio holder for roads and transport, has been reported as saying this week: “The [Lowestoft] bridge needs to be maintained in top-notch condition because a failure would be catastrophic for the economy of Lowestoft … Our concern is that we do the best for Lowestoft.”

These are fine words.

Can we now see Mr McGregor guaranteeing Lowestoft's future and avoiding such potential catastrophe by working for Suffolk County Council to adopt a Lowestoft third crossing plan and the northern extension to the spine road as one project without further procrastination?

I believe this really should be included in the Waveney Campus plan as an overall regeneration scheme for the whole town.

It could also involve a little land reclamation for car parking to boot if the line of the new crossing went at land level across the inlet to the old Kirkley Ham from the roundabout between Ling's and Asda and then curved round to bridge over the railway line to Peto Way roundabout near Lidl's.

Where there's a will there's a way is a true saying.

Over to Mr McGregor - I'm sure he'd have the full support of the great majority in the town and don't forget, although we're remote from Ipswich we're the other large town in Suffolk; we deserve a future as well as a great past.

CHRIS BROOKS

London Road South

Lowestoft


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