Waveney MP backs bid for bus link
WAVENEY MP Bob Blizzard has called for traffic restrictions to be lifted so buses can stop at a busy Lowestoft retail park.A bus company wants to be able to run services to Peto Way so shoppers can get to the North Quay retail park, but the area is currently designated as a clearway so vehicles cannot stop.
WAVENEY MP Bob Blizzard has called for traffic restrictions to be lifted so buses can stop at a busy Lowestoft retail park.
A bus company wants to be able to run services to Peto Way so shoppers can get to the North Quay retail park, but the area is currently designated as a clearway so vehicles cannot stop.
Mr Blizzard said: 'Anglian Bus is keen to route its 601 service via the North Quay retail park, but have been told by Suffolk County Council that Peto Way is designated a clearway, so no buses can stop.
'It is a major shopping area in Lowestoft and it seems ridiculous that there is no bus service. I would have thought that Suffolk County Council would do everything it could to encourage a bus service here.'
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The retail park boasts a range of shops, including Argos, Next, Currys, Comet, Carphone Warehouse, B&Q, Lidl and Pets at Home. There are also offices, a post office sorting office and a gym.
A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said officers would consider any request from a bus company to have the restrictions lifted.
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Anglian Bus director Andrew Pursey said he was working with the county council to try to get the restriction lifted.