Formal plans for a new walking and cycling project in a Suffolk town are set to be unveiled in time for a public consultation in February.

Suffolk County Council has been working on plans for the Active Travel Woodbridge scheme -  which aims to create 'people friendly streets' - after receiving feedback from the public during a series of engagement events in Woodbridge and Melton in October.

A spokesperson for the council said the plan would be revealed in time for the consultation in February.

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The council has received £5m funding from Government agency Active Travel England to improve walking and cycling facilities in Woodbridge, while more money is being sought to extend the scheme to Melton.

In March 2022, a feasibility study was completed looking at traffic flows, current walking and cycling infrastructure and people's travel patterns.

However, in October the EADT revealed that some commenters on social media had compared this so-called 'mini-Holland' project to the controversial Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) implemented in London and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN).

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The LTNs are schemes that aim to gradually reduce vehicle traffic in residential streets.

Woodbridge Mayor Eamonn O'Nolan said some of the 'phobia' and alarmism' stemmed from a misunderstanding of what the Woodbridge project entailed.

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He added: "They are not designing an LTN, they are not designing a ULEZ. I think people who make these links perhaps don't fully understand what a ULEZ is.

"They are creating safer places for pedestrians and cyclists with potential reductions in emissions and potential improvements in air quality and essentially that is what it is."

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