Road concerns raised as developers consult over plans for 900 homes on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds

The homes consulation at Fornham All Saints
The homes consulation at Fornham All Saints

A consultation over plans to deliver 900 homes on land between Bury St Edmunds and Fornham All Saints has seen residents raise concerns.

The placement of a new 40mph link road to Fornham next to recreational land for children to play, was among the concerns raised at Monday’s consultation at Fornham All Saints village hall.

“The play area is going to be on the Fornham side of the road. They said they will have traffic calming .

“I wouldn’t let my children cross that road on their own, You’d have to be pretty quick.

“Surely they have some obligation for the safety of people that will use that land,” said Yvonne Galloway of Clay Road.

Residents and councillors also questioned the need to build a new primary school as part of the devlopment, suggesting the Howard Middle school could be turned into a primary school for children from the new homes.

Malcolm Johnson, chairman of Fornham All Saints Parish Council said: “We believe the road could be further away from the village, if Suffolk County Council could first clarify the position with the future of the middle schools.”

Residents also objected to proposed bus routes from the new development saying they should run alng the A1101 rather than along narrow streets such as Clay Road.