Suffolk County Council has issued five orders concerning Ipswich docks. They would ensure non-motorised traffic a Right of Way along the perimeter of the Wet Dock and reach into the East Bank area. It denies Rights of Way for motorised traffic. Associated British Ports and others are contesting this and a Planning Inquiry will take place starting on 7 December. The Society has agreed to join forces with the Ipswich Maritime Trust at the inquiry and, if necessary, in obtaining professional advice on the issues raised.
Our case is that there has always been a Public Right of Way across the lock. However, we are desperately in need of hard evidence, particularly for the more recent past. If any member has any evidence either by his own memory, documents, letters, diaries, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, we need to hear as soon as possible.