Over 20 residential developments across the region have received an award for planners’ work in promoting sustainable and active travel.
The Modeshift STARS scheme recognises positive contributions to sustainability made by organisations nationwide.
This can include initiatives encouraging stakeholders to cut down on car use, or promoting bike travel to and from the site.
Such schemes are put into effect through ‘Residential Travel Plans’ drawn up by organisers.
A number of the residential projects recently recognised with a ‘bronze’ award are in West Suffolk
- Hunters Chase, Red Lodge
- Harp Close Meadow, Sudbury
- Trinity Meadows, Stowupland
- Chancery Park, Exning
- Marham Park, Bury St Edmunds
- Kings Warren, Red Lodge
- St John’s Meadow, Elmswell
- Thurston Park, Thurston
- Boyton Place, Haverhill
- Persimmon Grange, Framlingham
- Sycamore Park, Beck Row
- Woodland Rise, Great Cornard
- Castle Keep, Framlingham
- Kingsbrook Place, Elmswell
- Lark Grange, Bury St Edmunds
The council’s cabinet member for economic development, transport strategy and waste, Councillor Richard Smith, said: “Congratulations to all these development schemes for their hard work in earning these accreditations.
“Modeshift STARS is an ideal way for communities to come together and reduce the impact of car use by making active travel an attractive alternative.
Modeshift’s business director, Nick Butler, said: “Suffolk County Council is really leading the way when it comes to securing effective Residential Travel Plans.
“This outstanding achievement is testament to their commitment to ensuring developers are committed to promoting and enabling sustainable travel.
“These results are an inspiration for local authorities across the country that are looking to achieve similar outcomes.”