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Suffolk forfeits £77.5m of DfT grant as bridge project is axed

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Andrew Forster
15 February 2019
With crossing A axed, interest is growing in an Ipswich northern bypass
With crossing A axed, interest is growing in an Ipswich northern bypass

 

Suffolk County Council will lose £77.5m of DfT grant after the council scrapped plans for a new road crossing of the River Orwell in Ipswich, saying it is unaffordable. 

The then chancellor George Osborne gave Suffolk the grant towards the £96.6m Upper Orwell Crossings project in March 2016. The award from the DfT’s  £475m Large Local Majors Fund raised eyebrows because no councils had been invited to bid to the funding pot at that stage. It was widely regarded...

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