The new road, known as Marham Parkway, will deliver improved transport links for Marham Park’s residents while also reducing the traffic flow through the nearby village of Fornham All Saints.
Suffolk, October 26 2018 – Award-winning developer Countryside has worked in collaboration with Suffolk County Council to open Marham Parkway this afternoon, a new road linking the existing Tut Hill (B1106) with Mildenhall Road (A1101). Bypassing the village of Fornham All Saints, the new road is expected to relieve the flow of traffic passing through Tut Hill and the village of Fornham All Saints.
The residents of Countryside’s Marham Park development will also benefit, given that Marham Parkway will provide speedier access to the A14 and eliminate the need to pass through Fornham All Saints. Additionally, the new road will enable a new bus route to pass through the development, improving transport links for residents to an even greater extent.
Country Park – a large green area spanning approximately forty acres, will run down the west side of the newly opened road, maintaining a clear separation between Fornham All Saints and Bury St. Edmunds. Apart from acting as a natural buffer, this will also provide a parkland environment for Marham Park’s residents to use for exercise and as a safe, outdoor playing environment for children.
Andrew Carrington, Managing Director of Strategic Land at Countryside, comments:
“The opening of this new road will bring significant benefits to both the residents of Marham Park as well as those living in the nearby village of Fornham All Saints. Our residents will benefit from considerably improved transport links while the village’s residents will be able to enjoy a more peaceful life from reduced traffic flow”.
Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, local County Councillor for Thingoe North comments:
“I am very pleased to support this new road link, providing a much-needed bypass around Fornham All Saints. This will make the village safer and quieter for residents”.
Councillor Mary Evans, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs says:
“I am pleased that this new road will complement and enhance existing transport links for nearby Marham Park, especially a new bus route which supports our aims for more sustainable transport options.”
The opening of Marham Parkway complements the transport links that are already available for residents at Marham Park. Bury St. Edmunds railway station is less than 1.5 miles away offering trains to Ipswich in 30 minutes, Cambridge in 40 minutes and onwards to London. Marham Park is currently served by two bus services providing a service between Bury St. Edmunds, Mildenhall and connecting with Lackford and Newmarket.