Bungay: Formal complaint lodged to county council
OPPONENTS of a new one-way scheme for Bungay have made a formal complaint to Suffolk County Council after claiming that their views have not been listened to.
The Bungay Scheme Opposition Group has registered a complaint weeks before the trial is introduced.
Bob Prior, of the group, has also said it is “ironic” that council leader Mark Bee has criticised the Department for Education for not listening to the public on Beccles Free School given the amount of opposition to the one-way scheme.
Mr Prior said: “They refuse to listen to people and traders of Bungay and conveniently forget we submitted a petition of 1,245 local signatures against the scheme and a survey of businesses in Bungay showed only four in favour of the proposed scheme.”
In the letter to the council, Mr Prior says the public consultation has been flawed and that the initial public consultation was too limited.
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However, the council has emphasised that it is an experimental order and highlighted the support shown.
Guy McGregor, council cabinet member for transport, said: “Following consultation, we received nearly 300 responses from the public, the majority of which were in support of the one-way option and improvements in the town centre.”
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The temporary system will start on Sunday, September 9.