New road will be no relief

PROBLEMS of a road plagued by litter and parking troubles will get worse when a £15million relief road is built, it was claimed today.The road leading into two of Stowmarket's biggest housing developments at Cedars Park has become blighted by people dumping rubbish and queues of lorries parking on the kerbside for more than a year.

PROBLEMS of a road plagued by litter and parking troubles will get worse when a £15million relief road is built, it was claimed today.

The road leading into two of Stowmarket's biggest housing developments at Cedars Park has become blighted by people dumping rubbish and queues of lorries parking on the kerbside for more than a year.

Now, worried resident Fred Hillyer says plans to close part of nearby Creeting Road to lorry traffic as part of proposals to ease congestion, will escalate problems.

Mr Hillyer, of Wren Close, says the closure will push lorries on to the troubled road, which passes the town's Tesco supermarket, and lead to an increase in accidents.

He said: "It's going to make it dangerous as well as ugly.

"There's enough traffic using that road already as it's the only access into two new housing developments. The last thing it needs is more lorries.

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"I'm visualising there will be far more accidents.

"We've been complaining about litter and lorries from the A14 parking overnight there for more than a year and that's not even been sorted yet."

It was announced this week a public enquiry will be held into plans to build the B1115 relief road -put forward by Suffolk County Council.

Emily Adie, deputy town clerk for Stowmarket, said: "There's an ongoing problem with lorries parking on the roads within Cedars Park, causing damage to the grass verges and drivers leaving their litter behind.

"Part of this problem is because there is no signage near the entrance of the development telling lorry drivers not to park within the estate roads."

Do you think the new relief road will cause problems or are you in favour of it? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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