Safety measures for new school

A SERIES of safety measures have been proposed for a busy Melton road which could be the site of a new primary school.Now residents are being invited to have their say on the plans.

A SERIES of safety measures have been proposed for a busy Melton road which could be the site of a new primary school.

Now residents are being invited to have their say on the plans.

Suffolk County Council has developed the proposed improvements to Pytches Road in response to local concerns about road safety.

This follows the submission of plans to move the existing primary school in New Street, Woodbridge, to a site off Pytches Road.

Worried residents fear the road is not suitable for the extra traffic that the school would bring.

The new plans are intended to make the road safer for pedestrians and reduce traffic speeds. Proposals include a number of traffic calming features as well as a footpath, a zebra crossing, and changes to parking.

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Two exhibitions will be held in the next few weeks to give people the chance to view the plans and make comments.

An unmanned exhibition will be held in the main reception area of Suffolk Coastal District Council's offices in Melton, during normal opening hours, from Monday 22 to Friday 26 March. Questionnaires will be made available for visitors to fill in.

For anyone who cannot get to this exhibition, another will be held in the Deben Room of the Woodbridge Community Centre on Monday March 29 from 6pm to 9pm.

Officers from the county council will attend this exhibition to answer any questions people may have.

The comments received from the questionnaires, Woodbridge Town Council, Melton Parish Council, the emergency services and bus companies will help define the final scheme.

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