Bus station plan goes on public view

Plans for Sudbury's new bus station go on display
Plans for Sudbury's new bus station go on display

Plans for Sudbury’s 
controversial split-hub bus station go on display today as the public exhibition begins.

Residents will get a first chance to see how the split-hub proposal for Girling Street and Great Eastern Road would work and find out how Sudbury Steering Group chose it as their preferred option.

The group is putting all of the seven options for the bus station on display.

Chairman Simon Barrett said: “The Steering Group welcomes this opportunity to show members of the public examples of all seven possibilities for bus provision in Sudbury and to explain how we arrived at the decision for the preferred development option. Members of the group believe this preferred option is the one that gives us greatest flexibility for bus users while providing easy access to the town centre.

“We are all very mindful that the renewal of the bus station is considered vital for the regeneration of the Hamilton Road Quarter and this will bring with it a much-needed boost to the local economy.

“While we are keen to hear people’s thoughts and ideas, we are looking for feedback on the group’s preferred option. We want to be in a position to press on and actually deliver these improvements to Sudbury rather than just talking about it.”

The group will consider comments and feedback from the exhibition before taking its recommendation to Babergh and Suffolk County Council to undertake more detailed assessments.

Residents can visit the exhibition, being held in the Sudbury Heritage Centre & Museum, Goal Lane, from July 3-17.

The launch takes place today from 2pm to 6pm with members of the Steering Group on hand to talk to residents and visitors, as well as attending a group meeting from 4pm.

It will also be open from 10am to 4pm each day and open during Sudbury Town Council’s meeting on July 14, from 7pm to 8.30pm.