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Where a decision is likely to affect individuals, businesses or organisations,  Forest Heath District Council like to  seek their views before taking the decision.   Where the decision is likely to have an impact on the general public, a special consultation process is held to gather the views of the community. The consultation may take the form of a questionnaire, public meetings, exhibitions, posters or all of these, depending on the issue.

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Details announced for the Ipswich Northern Route consultation
Members of the public are invited to have their say on the potential options for the Ipswich Northern Route when the consultation officially begins on 5 July 2019.
The public are being asked to comment on three proposed routes for the new road to the north of Ipswich. The consultation is being jointly developed by Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough, East Suffolk and Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils. It is also supported by West Suffolk Council.
The consultation information and questionnaire will be available online and will run for ten weeks from Friday 5 July until Friday 13 September 2019. During this time eleven drop-in sessions will be held throughout July where members of the public can find out about the project and speak with the team.

Here are the details for the 11 events:

Tuesday July 9

Grundisburgh Village Hall

3pm – 7pm

Wednesday July 10

Needham Market Community Centre

3pm – 7pm

Saturday July 13

Woodbridge Community Hall

10am – 3pm

Tuesday July 16

Kesgrave War Memorial C.C.

3pm – 7pm

Wednesday July 17

Witnesham Village Hall

3pm – 7pm

Friday July 19

Coddenham Community Centre

3pm – 7pm

Saturday July 20

Ipswich Library

10am – 3pm

Monday July 22

Tithe Barn, Sproughton

3pm – 7pm

Tuesday July 23

Henley Community Centre

4pm – 8pm

Friday July 26

Martlesham Pavilion

3pm – 7pm

Saturday July 27

Claydon & Barham C.C.

10am – 3pm

More information about the proposals, the information events and how to take part in the consultation can be found on the Ipswich Northern Route website from Friday 5 July: www.ipswichnorthernroute.org.uk