West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 18) Issues and Options October 2020

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Dr Ian Frost 21 Dec 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 820
  • Status: Accepted
Heavy Traffic. eavy traffic blights Horringer, with the heaviest lorries allowed on UK roads travelling at speed running 24/7 down the The Street. Many of the houses are close to the road, some just a matter of feet, and the sound of empty clattering trucks passing through Horringer at 3am is a normal. This may have been a quiet village once, but that is no longer the case. Traffic is continuous, heavy with little regard to local speed limits.
Neil Middleton 19 Dec 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 636
  • Status: Accepted
Bus service. If having the last bus run at 5pm is someone's idea of a good service, then I'm confused. Its suitable for retired people, or people not working accessing town. It would be difficult to work 8-5 in town and rely on public transport. Public transport is not cost effective and its often cheaper for 2 or more people to take a taxi into town.
Mr Gordon Hughes (Horringer Co… 18 Dec 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 629
  • Status: Accepted
National Trust Ickworth Park. We are lucky to have access to Ickworth Park for a village residents permit (in the past free of charge!) for exercise, running, cycling, dog walking etc. However the pre booking and Walk in visitor policy with charging structure for cars in particular is discouraging visitors who are not living close to the park main entrance from using their designated car parking near the main house. Instead , to avoid any charges they choose to park in the Community Centre.
Mr Tom Lewis 17 Dec 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 561
  • Status: Accepted
Distinct and divided residential areas, busy main road, and consequences on access.
Tom Kingsnorth 16 Dec 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 490
  • Status: Accepted
Vehicle access to any planned development in Horringer needs very careful consideration and significant road safety improvements for pedestrians would need to be a minimum requirement before giving any plans the go ahead.
Mrs Rachel Davies 26 Nov 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 176
  • Status: Accepted
I would not describe the bus service as "good". There is not more than one bus per hour except occasionally with school buses, not all of which stop for the general public. The service is unreliable and would not be adequate for reaching employment.
Mr Simon Lawrence 16 Nov 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 124
  • Status: Accepted
Preservation orders placed on trees. Several trees within the proposed development area have preservation orders applied. Have these been considered as part of the planning? What steps are to be under-taken to manage the preservation of the protected trees?
Mr Simon Lawrence 16 Nov 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 125
  • Status: Accepted
Access. The A134 (The Street), the main road through the village has recently seen an increase in traffic due to housing expansion in Haverhill. The road already sees heavy traffic on a daily basis despite the fact that we are in the midst of a nationwide lockdown. How does the council propose to support vehicles travelling to 345 additional homes (an additional 414 vehicles based on the UK average of 1.2 vehicles per household)?
Mr Simon Lawrence 16 Nov 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 130
  • Status: Accepted
Footpaths and cycle lanes. There are currently inadequate footpaths in Horringer village. The existing paths are very narrow and not navigable by pushchairs or wheelchairs. Many of these are along the A134 which is a very busy road, already over-subscribed with traffic, making use of the paths highly dangerous. The village cannot support an increase in population without significant investment in footpaths and cycle lanes. Has this been considered as part of the planning?
Mrs Nicola Payne 14 Nov 2020

Part 3 - settlements Type A Villages Horringer Constraints and opportunities

  • Comment ID: 104
  • Status: Accepted
Constraint: The A143 is an extremely busy and dangerous road. The 30mph speed limit through the village is not always observed. Footpaths are very narrow. Sharp's Lane (a minor road single lane for the most part with passing places) that joins A143 to B1066 is increasingly busy and very dangerous. There are already red triangle horse warning signs on Sharp's Lane warning drivers of the frequent use of the road by horses and their riders.