Stanton Parish Council is exploring opportunities to designate certain rural lanes in the villages of Stanton and Bardwell as “Quiet Lanes” as part of a county wide project.
The support of residents in both villages is required to enable the project to progress.
Road Safety is a top priority for both villages.
Quiet Lanes are a nationally recognised designation for narrow, rural single-track lanes (i.e no line markings), typically with less than 1,000 vehicle movements per day. Quiet Lanes are shared by walkers, horse riders, cyclists and other road users. They encourage drivers to ‘Expect and Respect’ more vulnerable road users and so allow non-motorised users to enjoy rural lanes in greater safety.
These types of lanes do not impose traffic restrictions and are not enforced. Advisory signs are placed at either end of Quiet Lanes to show motorised users clearly that the road is a shared space.
We feel that this would be of real benefit to the villages and those who visit. The lanes being considered are already used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders and link with existing footpaths and bridleways in the villages.
We have identified, in conjunction with Suffolk County Council (Highways), the following proposed sites (which meet the necessary criteria of less than 1.000 vehicle movements per day) as being suitable for designation.
• Duke Street (North), Stanton
• Wyken Road (from T Junction with Wyken Road) Stanton to A143
• Wyken Road (from A143 to Daveys Lane X roads ) Bardwell
• Knox Lane Bardwell
• Daveys Lane Bardwell
• Glassfield Road Stanton (to Daveys Lane X roads)
• Bury Lane Stanton from j/w Sturgeons Way towards the Wyken Road
This notice seeks to inform you as the first stage of a full public consultation process.
If you wish to make any comments about these proposals at this initial stage, we would welcome these in writing either by email to the Parish Council Clerk – Stantonparishcouncil@gmail.com or by post to Stanton Parish Council, Sucrerie, Old Bury Road, Stanton, Suffolk IP31 2BX by 26 May 2021.
As part of the formal public consultation process there will also be a Public meeting at 7pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 (before the Annual Parish Meeting) at Stanton Community Village Hall to discuss these proposals.
Any persons wishing to attend this meeting IN PERSON should contact the Parish Clerk to book a space due to COVID restrictions at the hall.
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
Francis Hart – Chair of Stanton Parish Council
David Ruffles – Chair of Bardwell Parish Council