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Third crossing is the only solution

PUBLISHED: 09:27 14 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:26 05 July 2010

PETER Aldous bleats on about the unacceptability of a unitary authority between Waveney and Yarmouth.

As a former county councillor, along with his former colleagues, he would prefer to see the status quo rather than the likely economic benefits of such a union.

PETER Aldous bleats on about the unacceptability of a unitary authority between Waveney and Yarmouth.

As a former county councillor, along with his former colleagues, he would prefer to see the status quo rather than the likely economic benefits of such a union.

The recent stance by the county council in promulgating the Northern Spine Road rather than a third crossing is a case in point.

Guy McGregor did exactly the same with the Northern Gyratory System (an either or, with the bridge) despite opposition. Has that vast sum of government/European money been well spent?

I think not. The proliferation of traffic lights and general confusion has, if anything, made things worse.

The only solution, rather than tinkering at the edges, is that proposed by Bob Blizzard, a third crossing. This proposal is strongly supported by urban regeneration company 1st East as a priority.

Not only the URC but businesses in both towns, the health providers, educationists and the large renewable energy firms are in favour.

Are we to be forever dominated by the rural thinking of Mr Aldous and Mr McGregor who know little of the needs of the people of Lowestoft?

Mervyn Lambert was absolutely right about Lowestoft's loss of assets at the hands of rural members who only visit when they have to.

Why has not the county council, as the Highways authority, dealt with Mr Aldous's concerns over the A12 at Blythburgh?

A unitary authority would benefit the whole of both districts.

TERRY KELLY

Walmer Road

Lowestoft

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