Vision inquiry hears how paths in Haverhill need to be improved

Haverhill Vision 2031
Haverhill Vision 2031

More needs to be done to link up the different developments of Haverhill it was stated at an inquiry recently.

The public inquiry into St Edmundsbury Council’s Vision 2031 documents which detail how Haverhill should develop over the next 20 years, held at Haverhill Leisure Centre last Wednesday (February 5), heard how the current pedestrian and cycle links are insufficient.

Barbara Sturridge said the times given for travelling around the town were incorrect as they did not take into account the undulating nature of Haverhill.

She also said it was difficult to access the railway line path when past Motts Field.

Chris Rand from the borough council said he had heard the railway line described as ‘the spine of CB9’, but the borough could not improve the line once it had crossed the Essex border.

Haverhill town clerk Will Austin questioned why when the borough admitted it was necessary to work further with Suffolk County Council to address highways issues this had not already been done.

Mr Rand said they aspire to creating safer routes through the town and to the villages.

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