Felixstowe: Cycleway row solution hope as talks fixed

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Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

A MEETING is to take place to try to solve the problem of a missing link in Felixstowe’s cycle path network.

One of the prime gaps in the cross-town route is between the rear of Grange Primary School and Grange Farm Avenue.

The track – part of national cycle route 51 and local route 5 – needs to cross land owned by supermarket giant Morrisons, but the company has refused permission for the pathway.

It says it can only offer a one year to 18-month lease on the land as it may want to develop the site in the future.

Suffolk County Council is considering whether to make a compulsory purchase order – either to buy the Morrisons land or part of Grange Primary’s playing field, where eight or nine trees would have to be cut down – but the hearing and legal work alone could cost around £9,000.

Now a meeting is to take place between Morrisons, town councillors Graham Newman and Michael Sharman and county council officials to see if a solution can be found.

Mr Newman said: “I think a meeting is a very sensible option before we go any further.”

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