Northern Bypass: Martlesham Heath Retail Park

Discussion in 'Northern Bypass' started by dan5, Aug 13, 2017.

Random Thread
  1. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

    With the growth of retail parks in the Greater Ipswich area including Martlesham Heath Retail Park to the North East of Ipswich and East of Kesgrave, do we need a Northern Bypass to support the development?

    We shouldn't forget that Martlesham Heath is a village built not so long ago on an old RAF base - and the industrial retail units in Beardmore Park were pretty bad and run down until rather recently. There was no Next - it was Focus DIY. No M&S, Pets at Home, Hobbycraft, or Poundland. These bigger names attract much more people than Focus and Bennetts.

    Within 100 metres of Martlesham Heath Retail Park there is an industrial estate, a Park & Ride site and a Tesco supermarket. On top of this is a fuel station and takeaway outlets including KFC and Greggs. Not to forget Adastral Park down the road - and Martlesham Heath itself to the west.

    People will be travelling from all over Ipswich to come here which generally means Main Road Kesgrave (A1214) or Foxhall Road. What happens with more housing growth including on St Clements site?

    A similar story for the retail park growth around North West Ipswich. Both retail parks are to the north of either side of the Ipswich urban area. A Northern Bypass may increase the journey distance, but it will be quicker and less pollution for residents leaving near the existing roads.

    The Northern Bypass will act as a vital link - an Ipswich orbital - which will help the out-of-town retail parks... it will also support the town centre by reducing unnecessary traffic causing unnecessary congestion!

    From Ipswich? Join the Ipswich Community today!

    Get involved in the online Ipswich Community to enter our competition to win £250.
    We would love to hear your views on this topic. Read the T&Cs.

    • Common discussions include the economy, local politics, Northern Bypass, unitary authority, homelessness, Upper Orwell Crossings, crime, and potholes.
    • Comment on Ipswich Star news articles without strict moderation

  2. Loading...

More like this

Last Message
  1. dan5

    Ipswich Northern Bypass Nbp Part 6

    by dan5 in Northern BypassNorthern BypassAug 1, 2017 with 114 replies and 1470 views.

  2. dan5

    Ipswich Festive Market 2017

    by dan5 in EventsNorthern BypassNov 1, 2017 with 5 replies and 99 views.

  3. dan5

    Ipswich Festive Market

    by dan5 in TourismNorthern BypassJul 14, 2017 with 5 replies and 91 views.

  4. dan5

    Ipswich Through The Looking Glass

    by dan5 in EventsNorthern BypassOct 26, 2017 with 3 replies and 65 views.

  5. dan5

    Booking.nay - Last minute October getaways!

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNorthern BypassOct 11, 2017 with 2 replies and 42 views.

  6. dan5


    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNorthern BypassOct 13, 2017 with 1 replies and 50 views.

  7. dan5

    Suffolk Highways (Kier)

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNorthern BypassSep 23, 2017 with 5 replies and 66 views.

  8. dan5

    Unlimited National Banger Championship Of The World

    by dan5 in TourismNorthern BypassOct 7, 2017 with 3 replies and 66 views.

  9. martinc

    Newsbot really does get involved...

    by martinc in Satire NewsNorthern BypassOct 4, 2017 with 3 replies and 35 views.

  10. dan5

    Pret A Manager coming to Buttermarket Centre

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatNorthern BypassSep 29, 2017 with 1 replies and 52 views.


Share This Page