Out Westgate showing the possible position of an illuminated 'SLOW DOWN' sign: click to enlarge and see
The application by Havebury housing for 30 homes in place of 82-104 Out Westgate has now been registered, reference SE/07/1881. You may view the plans at the Council’s Western Way offices or via its website. You have until 26th December to submit any comments, which should be sent to:
SEBC Head of Planning & Engineering,
St Edmundsbury House
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 3YS
Following the exhibition at Westgate Primary School, most people seemed to accept the need for affordable housing and the plans themselves, but were concerned about the pressure on parking in Out Westgate and the access arrangements. As a result I am interested in pursuing two ideas which could help.
One is a 30+ mph automated and illuminated “slow down” sign towards the Eyre Close end of Out Westgate, facing traffic from the Cullum Road, which I would ask to be a condition of planning permission. The other is a residents’ parking permit scheme where any cars are currently able to park. Only residents would be able to park there - if they chose to pay an annual fee, currently around £70.
I realise that not everyone may want these two ideas suggested, so I'm writing to residents to ask for their views. Alternatively they can vote on line here.