Link bus to health centre

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Great Cornard residents could benefit from a transport link to the new health centre in Sudbury.

Babergh District Council is considering a proposal to use money from a development in the village to provide a circular bus link to the new £10million health centre in Church Field Road.

Developer Barratt Homes gave the council £100,000 under the terms of an agreement to enable it to develop the old Bakers Mill site in Mill Tye, Great Cornard.

Babergh is now in talks with the developer to see if the money – originally set aside to fund a new railway halt in the village – could be used for an alternative transport scheme.

The original plan would have enabled commuters to catch trains on the Sudbury to Mark Tey line, but opposition from Network Rail scuppered the bid.

Another possible scheme is a river taxi from Sudbury to Great Henny, run by the River Stour Trust.

Tom Barker, corporate manager for strong communities at Babergh, said it was possible both schemes could be funded and said the council was “exploring all options and possibilities” to improve transport links.