It has been announced today that the pedestrianisation of Queen Street will go ahead. Both Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council have agreed to implement the scheme that will also be the new location for the Ipswich market.
The traffic orders required to complete the Queen Street/Prince’s Street scheme are due to be published in February.
Paul Clement, Chief Exec of Ipswich Central, has commented on the announcement: “Ipswich Central has led business support for the Queen Street improvement scheme. Many will see the announcement today to commission this work as some compensation for the disruption that ‘Travel Ipswich’ has caused for the town.
“However, the priority for transforming the retail heart of Ipswich remains the Cornhill project. We
say ‘yes’ to Queen Street, but not at the expense of the Cornhill which brings untold regenerative
possibilities with it.”