14 JAN 2019

Local MP welcomes A140 funding boost

Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the news that multi-million pound plans to improve journey times and safety on the A140 near Eye have moved a step closer as a formal planning application has now been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council.

Dr Dan has been supporting local businesses and residents in their drive to improve road safety and journey times, as well as to improve access to the Eye Airfield development area and Mid Suffolk Business Park.

The improvements include creating two new roundabouts, a link road to the B1077, restricted movements at the A140 and B1077 juntion and a closure of the junction with Rectory Road.

Dr Dan worked closely with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and supported Suffolk County Council in their bid to the Department for Transport, resulting in an award of some £3.8 million in Government cash.

The application is expected to go to Mid Suffolk District Council's planning committee in February or early March, and if approved, works are expected to commence this summer, ahead of a Spring 2020 opening date.

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Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation (14 May 2019)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes some good points about the need for better regulation. The challenge is about who we would be regulating, how we would set up a new body and how indemnity insurance would work for people working in the cosmetics industry. We know that healthcare professionals who do cosmetics have indemnity insurance; they have a regulated body they can be held accountable to. Would it...

Plastics Recycling (23 Apr 2019)
Daniel Poulter: The right hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech. Does the issue that he has just raised not bring a wider and more important principle into the debate? Just as with energy production, the Government are beginning to meet targets through interconnectors and looking at importing renewable energy, perhaps from Denmark and elsewhere. Part of the issue is that the Government are potentially...