Consultation on proposed traffic regulation orders in Ipswich

See plans for proposed traffic regulation orders in Ipswich, and find out how to give your views.

We're proposing a number of traffic regulation orders in Ipswich.

You can browse these below and give your feedback. All feedback must be received by Tuesday 9 August 2016.

Click the headings below to reveal information about the proposed changes:

We're proposing the following traffic regulation orders in Ipswich.

Location

Proposed change

Reason

Bell Close

(from junction with Austin Street for a short distance)

No waiting at any time To allow access at all times, particularly for emergency and large vehicles.

Belvedere Road 

(outside Bristos Garage)

No waiting at any time

Parked vehicles at this location restrict traffic movements and force southbound traffic onto the wrong side of the road, making it difficult to approach the junction with Woodbridge Road safely.

At peak times congestion on Belvedere Road can prevent vehicles turning in from Woodbridge Road, forcing traffic to wait.

Benacre Road

(at the vehicular accesses to Henstead Gardens, Tesco and local shops)

No waiting at any time To prevent access obstruction.

Bixley Road

(Penhurst Road junction)

No waiting at any time When vehicles are parked at this location they restrict access and visibility for traffic turning in and out of the junction.

Black Horse Lane

(opposite No. 11)

No waiting and no loading/unloading at any time

Disabled person's parking spaces (3 hour limited waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm)

To prevent displaced vehicles parking too close to the junction.

A small extension to this parking provision for blue badge-holders. 

Black Horse Lane

(spur road)

No waiting and no loading/unloading at any time

Disabled parking bay changed to marked police vehicles only at any time

To prevent displaced vehicles parking in the turning area. 

As requested by Police.
Brackenbury Close/Constitution Hill junction No waiting at any time To prevent displaced vehicles parking too close to the junction as a result of proposals on Constitution Hill.
Cavendish Street/White Elm Street junction No waiting at any time To facilitate vehicular access to the business premises in the area and to prevent parking on the junctions.

Chapman Lane

(outside Wolsey Theatre)

No waiting at any time To enable emergency, delivery and refuse vehicles to access the area at all times.

Clapgate Lane

(outside Library and No. 259)

No waiting at any time and no loading/unloading, Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm

No stopping except buses any day 8am to 6pm

To prevent delivery vehicles stopping on the junction during peak times.

To enable buses to turn into Mildmay Road from Clapgate Lane with ease.

To stop vehicles parking in the bus stop clearway.

Cliff Lane

(Holywells Park entrance)

No waiting at any time To prevent access being blocked by parked vehicles.

Cliff Lane

(outside school)

No waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm

2 hour limited waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm

No waiting at any time

Added following consultation: to address concerns regarding displaced parking.

To prevent all-day parking, therefore providing a greater opportunity for the public to park and use local amenities.

To prevent the School car park and residential access from being blocked by parked vehicles.
Constitution Hill/Warrington Road junction No waiting at any time To prevent displaced vehicles parking too close to the junction as a result of proposals on Constitution Hill.
Constitution Hill

No waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm (south east side)

No waiting at any time

School and commuter-related parking on a daily basis makes it very difficult for road users, particularly large vehicles, to use the road safely.

It is also difficult for vehicles to safely join Constitution Hill from private driveways and side roads.

Cromwell Square

(pay and display car park)

Motorcycle parking Parking provision for motorcycles, as requested by Ipswich Borough Council.

Dale Hall Lane

(opposite No. 123)

No waiting Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm To provide adequate visibility of approaching traffic on Dale Hall Lane (south-east bound) for road users wishing to turn out of Dales Road (south-west bound) and vice versa.

Dales Road

(between Baronsdale Close and shops)

No waiting at any time

No waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm

To prevent vehicles parking at this location throughout the day, blocking vehicular access to the rear of the businesses (Nos. 241-251) and the Co-Op delivery area.

Delivery vehicles are sometimes forced to stop fully on the highway, restricting traffic movements, obstructing the parking bays, forcing traffic onto the wrong side of the road and obstructing the visibility of the zebra crossing.

To keep the junction with Baronsdale Close clear.
Darwin Road/Faraday Road junction No waiting at any time Vehicles are parked at this location restrict access and visibility for traffic turning in and out of the junction.
Dereham Avenue/Severn Road junction No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location restrict access and visibility for traffic turning in and out of the junction.

Ellenbrook Road

(between Ellenbrook Close and Belmont Road)

No waiting at any time

No waiting Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

The existing restrictions on the east side will be extended (southwards) to coordinate with those on the west side.  This will ensure traffic can turn right out of Belmont Road safely.

To prevent vehicles parking on the verges and footways in the vicinity of the pedestrian entrance to Gusford Primary School.  This is a particular problem at school start and finish times, preventing pedestrians from being able to use the footways safely.

Felixstowe Road 

(outside No. 90 and lay-by, St Augustines)

No waiting at any time

When vehicles are parked on the verge at this location they completely block the view of westbound traffic for residents when exiting their private driveway.

When vehicles are parked at both this location and in the bays opposite, it is very difficult for other vehicles to pass between them.
Gladstone Road/Devonshire Road junction No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location block access to a private driveway and obstruct visibility, making it difficult for road users to turn into and out of the junction safely.

Goddard Road

(outside Phoenix House)

No waiting at any time To protect the car park accesses which need to be available at all times, particularly for gritting and emergency vehicles.
Hamilton Road/King Edward Road junction No waiting at any time When vehicles are parked at this location, they restrict access and visibility for traffic turning in and out of the junction.

Hatfield Road

(outside Church)

No waiting Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm Removal of the two bus stop clearways as Hatfield Road is no longer a bus route. The existing “No Waiting Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm” restrictions will remain in place.

Lattice Avenue

(opposite No. 70)

No waiting at any time

Vehicles parked at this location restrict traffic movements and force southbound traffic onto the wrong side of Lattice Avenue, making it difficult to approach the junction with Newbury Road safely.

Visibility of eastbound traffic turning left into Lattice Avenue from Newbury Road is poor, making it difficult for road users on Lattice Avenue to negotiate the parked vehicles without potentially meeting on-coming traffic.

Lyndhurst Avenue

(vehicular access to Nos. 1a and 1b)

No waiting at any time

To prevent access being blocked by parked vehicles.

Marlow Road/Ulster Avenue junction No waiting at any time Vehicles parked on the verges at this location obstruct visibility and make it difficult for road users to turn into and out of the junction safely.

Radcliffe Drive

(outside The Belstead Arms Public House)

No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location restrict traffic movements and force eastbound traffic onto the wrong side of Radcliffe Drive, making it difficult to approach the junction with Ellenbrook Road safely.
Radcliffe Drive/Clifton Way junction No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location obstruct visibility and make it difficult for road users to turn into and out of the junction safely.
Renfrew Road/Colchester Road junction No waiting at any time “For Sale” Vehicles parked on the grass verges restrict visibility for road users approaching the junction with Colchester Road and are also a distraction for road users on Colchester Road.

Salisbury Road

(access to rear of No. 124, Felixstowe Road)

No waiting at any time To prevent the access being blocked by parked vehicles.
Sidegate Lane/Orkney Road junction No waiting at any time When vehicles are parked at this location, they obstruct visibility for traffic turning out of the junction.

Sidegate Lane West

(at local shops)

No waiting at any time To protect the cycle tracks, footways and the junctions as these areas are frequently blocked by parked vehicles.
St David's Road/St Leonard's Road junction No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location make it difficult for traffic to turn in and out of the junction safely.

St Matthew's Street

(outside Nos. 61 to 67)

No loading or unloading Monday to Saturday, 8am to 9:30am, 12pm to 2:30pm and 4:30pm to 6pm

Large delivery vehicles stop to unload goods at this location frequently throughout the day, restricting traffic flow and forcing westbound traffic onto the wrong side of the road at a point where visibility of oncoming traffic is limited.

As well as being a major route into the town centre, St Matthews Street is a busy bus route and when delivery vehicles are parked at this location it causes delays and makes it difficult for bus drivers to access the bus stop outside No. 69.

Upper Cavendish Street/Tomline Road junction

No waiting at any time When vehicles are parked at this location it is difficult for traffic to turn in and out of the junction safely.

Victoria Street

(vehicular access to Nos. 99 to 105)

No waiting at any time To prevent the vehicular access being obstructed.

Vincent Close/Eustace Road junction

No waiting at any time

Vehicles are frequently parked at this location which makes it difficult to turn in and out of the junction safely.

Private driveways have also been obstructed on occasions.

Warrington Road/Constitution Hill junction

No waiting at any time To prevent displaced vehicles parking too close to the junction as a result of proposals on Constitution Hill.

Woodbridge Road

(outside No. 447)

No waiting at any time Vehicles parked at this location cause traffic congestion and make it difficult for buses to move away from the bus stop.

Worsdell Close

(northern cul-de-sac spur)

No waiting at any time As well as the need for vehicles to turn in the road safely, it is important that the area is kept clear of parked vehicles as emergency access to the railway line is required at all times

Download an overview of the draft order plans (PDF, 754 KB) to see some of the changes.

If you'd like to see more in greater detail full copies of the draft order plans, which show the roads affected and the reasons for the proposals, may be seen on the advance notice at the following dates, times and locations:

  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm at Suffolk County Council, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 6pm at Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich
  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 7pm at Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich
  • Saturdays from 8:30am to 5pm at Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich
  • Sundays from 10am to 4pm at Ipswich County Library, Northgate Street, Ipswich

You can give feedback on the proposals by contacting Heather Miller (Suffolk Legal) by:

Responses must be received by Tuesday 9 August 2016.

Further information

You may find it useful to read the following documents: