About this projectThe construction and operation of a new railway link (known as a "chord"), 1,415m long, to the north of Ipswich Goods Yard, Ipswich, Suffolk, linking the Great Eastern Main Line and East Suffolk Line railways. The construction of the railway includes the widening of the embankment carrying the Great Eastern Main Line, reconstruction and widening of the bridge over Sproughton Road, Ipswich, a new railway bridge across the River Gipping, a new railway embankment on the south-eastern side of the river and the of the existing railway bridge carrying the East Suffolk Line railway over the river.
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision letter, the development consent order and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.
- Notification of decision from Planning Inspectorate to interested parties
- Correspondence from Department for Transport to Winckworth Sherwood LLP
- Correspondence from Winckworth Sherwood LLP to Department for Transport
View the notification from the Examining authority regarding the close of examination.
What happens next
A decision on the application for a development consent order for Ipswich Rail Chord was taken on 5 September 2012 and has now been issued. The statement of reasons can be viewed here.
The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all interested parties accompanying the statement of reasons.
If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at email@example.com or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.