Network Rail is proposing changes to many rail crossings in Suffolk. Four of those crossings are in Mellis
Mellis Parish Council considered the second round of proposals for the four level crossings in Mellis at its meeting on Thursday 22 September. You can read the Council's response to Network Rail HERE.
15 December 2016: Network Rail has published updated proposals for two crossings in Suffolk. Neither of the changes affect the proposals for crossings in Mellis. You can read more about the December update on the Network Rail website.
30 January 2017: Network Rail (NR) confirm that S19 Rectory Road and S20 Beecrofts have been removed from the current consultation because of issues requiring a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to be completed and the need for NR to provide compensatory land of equal value to the 'common land' that would be utilised for the dedication of vehicular rights on the east and west of the crossing. The proposals for S18 Cowpasture Lane and S21 Abbotts are not affected.
24 March 2017: Transport Works Act Order (TWAO) deposited 24 March 2017
Copies of the applications and supporting documents are available to view and download from the Network Rail website by clicking on the link below. The closing date for objections, representations and letters of support for the SUFFOLK crossings is 5 May 2017.
The TWAO includes S18 Cowpasture Lane and S21 Abbotts. Please note S19 Rectory Road and S20 Beecrofts have not been taken forward to the TWAO so are NOT part of this final stage of the process.
For more information on the project visit the Network Rail website http://www.networkrail.co.uk/anglialevelcrossings/
Alternatively you can view the documents in hard copy at various venues. The nearest to Mellis is:
Eye Library, Buckshorn Lane, Eye, IP23 7AZ.
Opening hours are as follows:
Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 2pm - 5.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm
|Public Consultation (Final Proposal)||Closed 7 Oct 2016|
|Transport Works Act Order application submitted to Sec of State for Transport||
TWAO Suffolk documents available from 24 March 2017
Closing date for comments 5 May 2017
|Public Inquiry||Nov 2017/Jan 2018|
|Department for Transport decision announcement||Feb/Mar 2018|
|Level crossing closures (where applicable)||Apr2018/Mar 2019|