Bypass not in £4m windfall

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The upcoming election could hold the key to infrastructure improvements in Sudbury, according to the man leading a campaign for a bypass.

Following the chancellor’s budget announcement last week, Suffolk County Council revealed where it intends to invest £4million on infrastructure projects across the county – with Sudbury and the wider area ignored.

Supporters of a western bypass, improved rail links and road improvements in the town centre were disappointed to see no place for the town and its much maligned traffic issues, despite large-scale housing developments planned for Chilton Woods and other sites neighbouring Great Cornard.

James Cartlidge, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for South Suffolk, said that those projects that have been promised funding would have been “long in the making” and said there was much work still needed to build a comprehensive business case for Sudbury.