Bury St Edmunds: Homes consultation reveals transport improvements is key issue

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
12:35 PM

Transport improvements have been highlighted as the key issue by those who took part in consultation on plans for about 1,250 homes north-east of Bury St Edmunds.

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Developer Berkeley has revealed the results of the consultation it carried out on the plans for the site bordering the Moreton Hall estate and the hamlet of Cattishall, near the village of Great Barton.

It is one of five key housing sites around Bury included in St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s draft Vision 2031 blueprint for future growth.

Berkeley has said more than 130 people attended the public exhibitions on its proposed masterplan for the site and 115 people responded to the consultation.

The need for transport improvements came out as a “very important issue” for most people, followed by habitat creation to support wildlife and then open spaces.

At a public exhibition at Great Barton in November concerns over road infrastructure was a common thread amongst attendees, who highlighted the already busy through-road in Great Barton.

Peter Fisk, who is on the planning committee at Great Barton Parish Council, said: “Going to Bury from 7.30am to 9.30am you have to queue and when you come back at about 4.30pm to 6pm in the evening.

“Traffic is a problem and there’s nothing in the structure to say they are going to put any extra roads in and they are not promising a bypass.”

The masterplan says car dependency will be reduced by a range of measures, but transport infrastructure would be improved where necessary. It added “the proposed development is not dependent on the bypass being delivered”.

A spokesman for Berkeley said: “We are delighted that there has been such a strong response to our consultation. We believe that this shows just how much people care about the future of their town.

“The report on our consultation will be submitted to the council so they are aware of what local people have told us and to inform the adoption of the masterplan.

“Our next job is to consider in detail all the comments that people have made about our proposed masterplan for North East Bury St Edmunds.”

The proposed masterplan will be revised and submitted to the borough council, and the adopted version will be used by Berkeley in the preparation of a planning application.

For more information visit www.northeast-bse.co.uk or email info@northeast-bse.co.uk

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