Councillor calls for study to improve traffic in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 09:29 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:29 26 February 2015

High Street, Saffron Walden.

High Street, Saffron Walden.


More needs to be done to ease congestion in the centre of Saffron Walden, says a councillor who is calling for a study to investigate the problem.

“We want to find a way to get freer-flowing traffic down the High Street,” Cllr Balliger told the Reporter.

“We want to get measures in place to improve the situation.

“I wouldn’t describe it as awful but it’s not ideal. With an increase in housing in the future, we also need to be able to accommodate a greater amount of traffic.”

Richard Moss, who works at Humphreys butchers on George Street, just off High Street, agreed.

“It’s quite a bad road, and something needs to be done – it does get choc-a-bloc,” he said. “People are beeping at each other. You only need one crash and the whole of the High Street is stuck.”

The planning and road traffic committee meets next Wednesday, (March 4) at 7.30pm, in the town hall.

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