A one way system to prevent drivers being forced down Haverhill High Street will come into force in the New Year – despite the objections of a Haverhill councillor.
Suffolk County Councillor for Haverhill East and Kedington spoke out against the temporary traffic regulation order for Camps Road at last Thursday’s (December 19) council meeting, calling for a better solution to the High Street problems and for more consultation with those affected.
The change would see traffic barred from entering the town centre via Camps Road – which would become one-way – and the current one way system in Mill Road reversed.
“I asked Cllr Graham Newman (cabinet member for roads and transport) after the meeting what the ge-out plan was and how quickly it could be put back, but he didn’t seem to know,” said Cllr Brown.
“I don’t think they actually realise what will happen because it has the potential to be absolute chaos.
“I’m extremely disappointed that it’s gone ahead and it’s another imposition by the county council who just seem to care about Ipswich and the surrounding environs and do not get Haverhill at all.
“Crowland Road will also be affected and while I fully support the town council’s aspirtations to sort out the High Street this isn’t it – a far better solution is having a road through The Bull car park.
“We’re still trying to apply pressure for the council to see sense and postpone this until they have done more consultation.”
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