A new campaign has been formed opposing a Suffolk bypass – warning it would see the unnecessary destruction of important countryside at great expense to the taxpayer. The “Say No To The Four Village Bypass” group has hired lawyers to investigate Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) £133m proposals to divert the A12, with the view to bringing a legal challenge. The scheme, which would see a bypass built around Marlesford, Little Glemham, Farnham and Stratford St Andrew, has been sought by some of the community for 20 years. Village residents have complained about traffic, which they say will worsen during the construction of Sizewell C. Recently, the project made significant progress after SCC submitted a business case to the government, calling it the Suffolk Energy Gateway, with a decision on funding expected late spring. Now, however, the new campaign has highlighted contrasting views.
East Anglian Daily Times 10th Feb 2018 read more »