Nursery site could provide 31 new homes for Ufford


Ufford - Credit: Mike Page

Traffic experts say proposals for new homes in an east Suffolk village should not generate a huge amount of extra cars.

Some residents are already worried about the proposals for part of the Crown Nurseries site at Ufford.

Developers Landex Property Ltd have submitted two proposals to Suffolk Coastal District Council for the site off Yarmouth Road near the Crown public house.

One suggestion is for 31 homes, while the other is on a smaller part of the land for 10 houses.

The larger scheme will feature 10 affordable homes – four much-needed one bedroom properties, three two-bed homes, one two-bed bungalow and two three-bed houses.

In a transport assessment, civil and traffic engineering consultants GH Bullard and Associates said the peak hour total traffic generation for 31 homes on the land was unlikely to exceed 22 vehicular movements per hour.

There had been no recorded injury accidents on the road leading to the development site in the past five years and the village had reasonable public transport links.

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The consultants said: “The majority of traffic generated by the proposal will use the junctions of the B1438 with the A12 to the south and to the north.

“Both of these junctions are designed to a high standard and were associated with construction of the Wickham Market bypass.

“The volume of traffic generated by the proposal is so low that it would have no measurable effect on the capacity or performance of these junctions.”

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