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Help designate Byng Hall Road as a Quiet Lane

29 January 2021

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Ufford Parish Council, in conjunction with the Quiet Lanes Suffolk Group, is exploring an opportunity to designate Byng Hall Road as a “Quiet Lane”, as part of a county wide project.

Quiet Lanes do not impose traffic restrictions and are not enforced. However, a Quiet Lane is a nationally recognised designation of single track road (i.e. no line markings), typically with less than 1,000 vehicle use per day. Quiet Lanes EXPECT the lane to be used by a variety of people, animals and transport, and to RESPECT each other’s rights to considerate road use!

In 2013-2014 there was a pilot project in Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that resulted in 13 lanes for 7 Parishes within the AONB being designated as a quiet lane (QL).

"Quiet Lanes are an aspiration for better and more considerate use of the rural lanes in the AONB and hopes to see the development of an informal network across the area."

[The AONB Management Plan for 2013 – 2018]

Quiet Lanes Suffolk aims to benefit everyone who lives in, works in and visits the area to encourage the use of more active forms of travel - walking, cycling, riding, scooters. 

Advisory signs (like the one here) are placed at either end of the road/lane to show motorised users clearly that the road is a shared space.

Ufford Parish Council feel that this would be of real benefit to the village and those who visit.

How can you help?

With the current limited nature of Parish Council and Public meetings, this communications initially seeks to inform you of the first stage of a full public consultation process.

If you wish to make any comments about this proposal at this initial stage, we would very much welcome these in writing either by email to the Parish Council Clerk at ufford.pc@hotmail.com or by post to Ufford Parish Council, Manor Farm, Hollesley, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3NB.

In addition and as part of the formal public consultation process there will be a Parish public meeting (held remotely via Zoom) on Wednesday 24th Mach at 6.00pm to discuss these proposals. Full Zoom details will be published on PUNCHLine the week before.

This project is being funded by the Suffolk County Council Suffolk 2020 Fund and the East Suffolk Community Partnerships and Greenprint Forum. For more information about this project see the Quiet Lanes Suffolk website - www.quietlanessuffolk.co.uk