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ECHO, May 10

NEW DEALS END TOWN’S FEARS OVER BYPASS

Anxieties over Haverhill bypass were dispelled by news of an agreement with landowners and developers giving the all clear for a start on the first phase from Hanchett End to Hazel Stub.

The Suffolk County Council Highways Committee was asked to give the go ahead for detailed designs on the whole of the southern bypass, together with the relevant orders for the compulsory purchase of land and orders for side roads.

Peter Grimm, group engineer for transportation at County Hall, Ipswich, told the Echo the work would begin within three years.

NIGHTCLUB PROPOSAL SPARKS PROTESTS

Residents living near Mcues were fighting proposals to turn the snooker club into a nightclub disco because they feared late night disturbances and criminal damage.

The plan to open an up-market club on Chalkstone Way was met with opposing opinions which the planning authority had to consider.

Carol Whitfield, who lived in Chalkstone Way, was organising a protest petition to show residents’ opposition.



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