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Suffolk level crossing Reduction Order

Suffolk level crossings included in the Anglia level crossing proposals

Full detail of the powers granted and a copy of the Secretary of State’s report can be found on GOV.UK website.

The following level crossings were included in the proposal we submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport. We have now received a decision granting us the powers to modify or close 9 of the 22 level crossings.

Powers granted

The Secretary of State for Transport has granted us the powers to close or modify the following crossings:

Level crossing namePostcode
AbbottsIP23 8DN
Cow Pasture Lane*IP23 8EF
GislinghamIP14 4HX
GooderhamsIP14 4HH
Hawk End LaneIP30 9ED
IslandIP9 2LP
LeggettsIP14 4EY
Lords No.29IP30 9UD
PaynesIP23 8JE

*Cowpasture Lane is being legally downgraded from a Byway Open to All Traffic to a Public Bridleway. Mounting blocks will be provided to assist equestrians.

Gooderhams, Leggetts, and Abbotts crossings will be closed to the public once the Transport and Works Act Order comes into force. This date will be confirmed in the Order published by the Secretary of State. Users will be directed to use existing alternative routes. Signage will be provided where necessary.

Diversionary routes

Abbotts, IP23 8DN

Access across the railway is available at Rectory Road and Mellis public road level crossings.

Gooderhams, IP14 4HH

Access across the railway is available at Cow Creek level crossing, which is at the end of Kerrys Farm Lane.

Leggetts, IP14 4EY

Access across the railway is still available via Wassicks level crossing, south of Leggetts level crossing. This crossing is at the intersection of Wassicks Lane and Footpath 062, Old Newton Footpath 048 with Dogworth Haughley.

Powers not granted

The Secretary of State for Transport has not granted us the powers for the following crossings that were in our application:

Level crossing namePostcode
BactonIP14 4NS
BarrelsIP31 3RJ
Brantham High BridgeCO11 1PL
Buxton WoodIP9 2DB
CattishallIP31 2QU
Fords GreenIP14 4HN
Grove FarmIP31 3SF
HighamIP28 6NJ
Higham Ground FrameIP28 6NS
Mutton HallIP14 3LS
Sea WallCO11 1NL
StacpoolIP6 8LJ
WeatherbyCB8 8BT

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