Progress in bid to end Long Stratton traffic problems

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A bid to reduce the traffic woe in Long Stratton has taken a step forward following approval from an inspector.

The Long Stratton Area Action Plan has been developed by South Norfolk Council which would see a bypass, 1,800 homes, as well as “increased employment opportunities” and “enhanced village centre.”

Crucially it brings the long-awaited bypass another step closer, with all the benefits that entails for the village and the wider Norfolk and Suffolk economy

John Fuller

It was submitted for examination by an independent inspector in March 2015.

And it has been concluded, subject to some modifications, the plan is “sound” and “legally compliant.”

The district authority will look to adopt the area action plan at a full council meeting on May 23.

Cllr John Fuller, Leader of South Norfolk Council, said: “This is the successful culmination of years of work involving the public and other interested parties.

“It gives us a positive framework for delivering the required growth in Long Stratton.

“Crucially it brings the long-awaited bypass another step closer, with all the benefits that entails for the village and the wider Norfolk and Suffolk economy.

“The Council looks forward to working with developers to help deliver, at the earliest opportunity, the vision of a reinvigorated settlement which maximises the benefits of removing the daily congestion on the A140.”

The council has also forecast 420 homes could be built in Long Stratton by 2020.

The inspector’s report can be seen at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/longstratton