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Petition to Mr Mick Fraser

No link road through/under Hadleigh Railway Walk nature reserve

Suffolk County Council is considering building a tunnel under Hadleigh Railway Walk, a local nature reserve, to link Cranworth Road and Glanville Road in an attempt to ease congestion on nearby Benton Street.  We have every sympathy for our neighbours and friends in Benton Street who have been blighted by traffic and congestion problems for many years, but we do not believe that simply moving the same problem to another part of town is a satisfactory solution.  At this stage, the proposal to create a bridge or tunnel through/under the Railway Walk is just one of a number of ideas being considered, but we are petitioning Mick Fraser, Suffolk County Councillor for Hadleigh, to discard this idea altogether and remove it as one of the potential options for the following reasons: It will undoubtedly damage the Railway Walk, which is a nature reserve, and have a detrimental impact on the surrounding natural environment.  It will significantly increase the risks from traffic to children and young people,  and other residents, who reside on the estate.  It will create through traffic on Cranworth Road, Glanville Road, Stockton Close, Buckenham Road, Wentworth Close and Woodthorpe Road; all of which are quiet residential roads and were not designed to accommodate traffic from a main road.  It will only serve to move the current congestion problem from Benton Street to another area which is equally unfit for purpose.  There are a number of safer, less-detrimental and more cost-effective options available to Suffolk County Council.  We don't believe that the scheme will serve its intended purpose as traffic will still be able to move freely down Benton Street. We believe that people would still be more likely to use Benton Street as a direct route than divert through a residential area, rendering the entire proposal pointless.  Thanks for your support.  At this stage, we're simply looking to show Suffolk County Council the strength of feeling within the local community and petition them to discard this idea as one of the potential options and provide the people of Benton Street with a real solution.   Please share this petition with your family and friends.  If you can help, please get in touch with Steve Allman on 01473 353600 or 

Steve Allman
433 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to

Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.

Application No: 15/02300/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PK. NEW - AMENDED PLANNING APPLICATION AS AT NOV 16. NEW - IMPORTANT UPDATE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION AT THE NEWBURY RUGBY CLUB ON 18 MAY 17 BETWEEN 3PM and 8PM, ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF 450 HOMES USING THE WARREN ROAD (ADVERT IN NEWBURY WEEKLY NEWS P49 (4/5/17). AS THE REVISED SANDLEFORD PLANNING APPLICATION IS STILL UNDER DISCUSSION, IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO SEND IN OBJECTION LETTERS UP TO THE POINT OF THE OFFICIAL PLANNING MEETING - SUGGESTED OBJECTION POINTS CAN BE REQUESTED FROM: FOR USE IN YOUR OBJECTION LETTERS TO WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL.  THANK YOU. An AMENDED application for permission to carry out the above development has been submitted.  Part of this application is the formation of a new means of access onto Warren Road, which is next to Park House School and on the opposite side of the road from Falkland School.  I would like to ask for support to try to stop this from happening.  As all parents with children at these schools and local residents already know, it is already a congested area on the adjoining Andover Road.  To add to the traffic by adding a presumably well used new means of access would have the potential to be life-threatening.  Please would you sign this petition and please make sure it has your name and address so that your views will be taken into account by the Planning & Countryside Service (they will not accept anonymous comments).  Please sign, share the petition and also don't forget to write your objections to separately.  Your support in the petition will not count as an objection and so a letter is crucial.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOUR PREVIOUS OBJECTION LETTERS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BUT WE MUST LET THEM KNOW LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JUNCTION IS STILL STRONG!

Julie Knapman
475 supporters