Road Closures/Gas Works in Ufford Postponed

On Tuesday 30th April an article appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times, notifying of a 13 week road closure along High Street, Ufford, starting on 13th May, to allow for the replacement of the Gas Main. This was accompanied by 2 signs placed close to the junction of Byng Hall Road and High Street.

On Thursday 2nd May a meeting was held between Suffolk County Council Highways, Costain/Cadent, County Councillor Alexander Nicoll, representatives from Ufford, Wickham Market and Melton Parish Councils, and business owners, who will be greatly affected by this closure. There was great concern at the lack of communications regarding this project and the business owners gave details of the devastating effect the closure will have on their business.

After hearing these comments, SCC Highways confirmed they would be withdrawing the Works Permission and will insist that Cadent/Costain hold a Consultation Event to notify all who will be affected by the plans.

The Parish Council will endeavour to share further information about the road closure and consultation event as and when received.