Cliff Lane Primary School Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings

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Northern Bypass Ltd

Dear Cliff Lane Primary School, Ipswich,

We are concerned about increased road traffic and air pollution from diesel fumes caused by the Upper Orwell Crossings which are designed to take 10% of traffic from the A14 including heavy HGV lorries and route it through the town of Ipswich. Exact details haven't been formalised yet but it is clear such a crossing will increase traffic along Landseer Road and Cliff Lane in either direction to or from the proposed bridge.

Diesel exhaust fumes are a Group 1 carcinogen as classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer part of the World Health Organization. Ilnesses associated with diesel fumes include lung cancer, bladder cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autism and most recently a link with dementia was established.

Living near a busy road and increased levels of pollution from cars and lorries could also significantly raised the risk of insulin resistance in 10-year-olds (a recognised precursor to Type 2 diabetes), increasing the chance of deep vein thrombosis and harmful impact on asthma suffers. Large exposure to diesel fumes can increase an expectant mother's chance of giving birth to a child with autism as well as affecting the growth of her unborn baby.

The amount of HGV traffic anticipated to be sent across the proposed bridge will increase traffic so much in Cliff Lane that it will be unrecognisable from current non-peak traffic. Landseer Road will also see increased traffic.

We are deeply concerned for the school remaining after this bridge is built.

Please respond answering the following questions:-
1) Has Suffolk County Council consulted with the school about the impact this might have on air quality for children and safety?
2) Has Ipswich Borough Council been in correspondence with the school about the impact this might have on air quality for children and safety?
3) Is the school concerned about this Upper Orwell Crossing development?
4) Has Ben Gummer MP or any other major party, visited, consulted or been in correspondence with the school about this Upper Orwell Crossing development?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Northern Bypass Ltd

Northern Bypass Ltd

Dear Cliff Lane Primary School, Ipswich,

We haven't received a response yet and the information is due tomorrow.

Yours faithfully,

Northern Bypass Ltd

Joanne Dreher, Cliff Lane Primary School, Ipswich

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your email of 8th January 2017 in which you requested
information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), about the
Upper Orwell Crossings.

Following a search of our records, we have established that we do not hold
the information you requested.

Regarding items 1, 2 and 4 in your email, we do not hold any information
with respect to any of the parties you refer to consulting directly with
the school regarding the impact the proposals might have on air quality
for children and safety or having visited, consulted or corresponded with
the school regarding the Upper Orwell Crossing development. We are,
however, aware of the public consultation process.

Regarding item 3 in your email, requests under the FOIA are concerned with
recorded information. In order to respond to item 3 it would be necessary
to create new information or give an opinion that is not already recorded.
A request under FOIA does not, therefore, appear to be the appropriate
forum for such a request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you then
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Kind regards,

Nadia Bosse
Principal
Cliff Lane Primary School

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Northern Bypass Ltd

Dear Nadia,

Thank you for your reply. It has been very helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Northern Bypass Ltd

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