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4/12/17 Letter by Cllr D Finch to Suffolk Free Press - Can be viewed here......
1/12/17 Suffolk Free Press - The Suffolk Public Sector Leaders Group – comprised of the county’s eight council leaders and the police and crime commissioner – has agreed to finance a business case, which will be used to support future formal bids for government funding to bring the relief road into reality. The document, expected to be completed by the end of 2018, will set out environmental impact assessments, analysis of the financial and economic impact of the relief road, route appraisals, transport modelling and a public consultation.
Read more at: https://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/sudbury-bypass-campaign-moves-forward-after-funding-secured-for-business-case-1-8270811
30/11/17 - Borley residents at a meeting last night discussed A131 Sudbury Western bypass. Decision made that chairman would write to James Cleverly MP asking for his support in opposing the project.
The Suffolk position is pretty much the same as before. The South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge Is taking a petition to Westminster with 3000 signatures supporting the western bypass. The opposing petition is over 3800! It was suggested that petitioners from this side ask Braintree MP James Cleverly to present the opposed petition.
The study by Mouchel in 2002 indicated the southern route would alleviate the traffic in Sudbury by some 20 %. The Western Bypass would only reduce traffic flows by 7%. Of course Suffolk and Sudbury really want to expand Sudbury and they can infill the Western Bypass with less opposition that if they went the Southern route.
Our problem in Essex is twofold 1) the Western Bypass destroys the water meadows and historic landscape and 2) puts pressure on Halstead who would want a Bypass too deal with the added congestion caused by faster traffic flow from Sudbury.
The real pressure for the western bypass is to facilitate Sudbury’s ambition to grow housing and businesses with minimal public opposition.