22 MAY 2018

Dr Dan Poulter supports local community in calls for road safety improvements

Dr Dan Poulter recently met with a group of residents, where he heard more about their concerns around speeding traffic and road safety near the village of Great Bricett.  Dr Dan has pledged to support residents in their calls for road safety improvements to be introduced on the B1078 near the village of Great Bricett.

Residents have been campaigning tirelessly since 2002 to bring about a change to the speed limit on this particularly fast section of the road. Residents of Wallow Lane all too often witness speeding traffic and fear that it is simply a matter of time before a serious accident takes place.

Suffolk Highways are currently consulting residents about the introduction of a reduced speed limit, from 60mph to 40 mph, to improve road safety and to encourage reduced vehicle speeds. Whilst residents welcome this move, they would like to see the 40mph speed limit sign brought forward, before the bend in the road on the B1078, allowing drivers more notice of the change in speed limit.

Speaking after the meeting, Dr Dan said  "I am pleased to support the residents of Wallow Lane in their efforts to improve road safety on this fast moving stretch of road. When I met with the residents, I saw first-hand a number of speeding vehicles approaching. The junction of Wallow Lane is almost invisible from the bend in the road and if anyone were to pull out of the junction, the results could be disastrous. I am pleased that Suffolk Highways is currently consulting to reduce the speed limit in a bid to improve road safety, but I would urge them also to listen to the residents and consider siting the speed limit sign before the bend in the road."

 

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Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman speaks with great knowledge, and I pay tribute to his work promoting geothermal power in his constituency. What are his thoughts on the potential for geothermal power in more rural areas, where there is great reliance on oil central heating, often at great cost and with a high carbon footprint? Does he believe that more could be done to incentivise and encourage developers...

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: A number of new, larger homes—particularly barn conversions, which are very popular in Suffolk—have invested in the technology as a means of heating. My question is more about how we can do more to incentivise developers on small-scale developments, perhaps on the edge of rural villages and towns, to look at similar schemes, and what suggestions the hon. Gentleman may have to...