Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Sudbury bus station plans for the future

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2015

It was always evident that to redevelop the Hamilton Road area of Sudbury the existing bus station would need to move as its central location on the existing site would mean pedestrians walking through traffic to access potential cinema, retail and restaurant development. Also this made the site less suitable for redevelopment as the viability […]

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The last year has seen a lot of work on progressing developer interest in the Hamilton Rd site. The main progress I can now announce is that Babergh DC have completed the acquistion of Navigation House which includes the dry cleaners and car sales site. This makes Babergh a major land owner in the area […]

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The Town Council has been approached on many occasions by small groups of residents in a number of streets in and around the town centre requesting residents parking. The problem of on-street parking is perceived to have got worse since the introduction of long term parking charges several years ago. Tory run Suffolk CC has […]

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Regeneration of the Sudbury bus station area.

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2013

Progress is being made on the regeneration of the bus station area which is seen by many as an eyesore. I played a lead role when Babergh DC in 2010 produced supplementary planning guidance for this site for a leisure/retail development with a new bus station and some possible residential. Leisure was seen as a […]

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Reporting Potholes.

by nigelbennett on 19 February, 2013

As winter ends, the menace of potholes re-emerges. There are some large ones already especially at the KFC roundabout on the Sudbury/Gt Cornard border. I’ve reported these to the Town Hall who will forward to Suffolk County Council highways. We recently got a bad one in Ballingdon St filled in after Suffolk ignored it. Sometimes […]

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Today’s announcement that the Conservative administration is planning a new discount travel card for young people in Suffolk shows just how damaging the decision to abolish the scheme was in the first place. When the explore card was cut in 2011 as part of the New Strategic Direction ideology budget on grounds of ‘cost’, the […]

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The Chilton Woods development proposed and adopted in the last Local Plan in 2003 but was never progressed by Ashwells and Suffolk CC, is out to a new round of consultation. The new developer is Redrow and there is a new Masterplan of the proposed mixed use development which can be viewed at You can feedback […]

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Support for Sandy Lane & Bush Grove residents.

by nigelbennett on 14 April, 2011

The Town Council has supported my proposal to write to the Traffic Commissioner to oppose more lorries from the Total Butler site and for Suffolk County Council to implement safety measures whether warning signs, bollards, speed bumps or a 20 mph restriction. Andy Welsh and Lesley Ford Platt added to the  proposal that  Babergh DC  be asked […]

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Suffolk CC restricts free travel to off peak only.

by nigelbennett on 18 January, 2011

When District Councils ran the County wide scheme for bus passes they were 24/7. Immediately, Suffolk CC gets its hands on running the county wide scheme due to (previous government changes) the Tory run Council restricts use to off peak only. Even worse, they are removing the Xplore card which gives discounted travel to teenagers […]

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Discount scheme for long term car parking. Apply now!

by nigelbennett on 17 August, 2010

From October 18th 2010, charging of £1.50 for more than 3 hours begins in Sudbury & Hadleigh long stay car parks. We fought hard for a discount scheme for low paid workers in the town centres which has led to a discount scheme being created on 25% of spaces. None of us wanted charges and […]

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