Quiet Lanes Project in Great Glemham 2021,  Up-date 14 June 2021  

Wave 1 - Great News

We are delighted to report that  Cllr Richard Smith - MVO, the new SCC Cabinet Member for Strategic Highways matters, approved the recommendations from SCC Highways Safety for all the proposed lanes in Wave 1 to be designated.  A formal notice of designation will be published in the EADT.  There is no other action required by parishes other than publicising locally that their lanes have been approved and waiting for signage to be installed.  This could take several weeks so please be patient.  

There is a summer launch campaign planned by our PR agency once more signs are in place which will centre around raising driver awareness across the county.  Please use the new public facing website www.quietlanessuffolk.co.uk and the Facebook page www.facebook.com/QuietLanesSuffolk in any communications to your residents to 'spread the word'.  The website includes a catchy strapline ..'When you see this sign, please take your time' which we have adopted to update the 'Expect and Respect' slogan. The PR agency will be providing us with a 'toolkit' which we will share with you that will include digital media such as templates for posters, QLS logo etc.


There is a new website for all information reharding to Quiet Lanes across Suffolk. Details can be accessed on Quiet Lanes Suffolk 

The public meeting presenting the Quiet Lanes (QLS) project was held on 20 January via Zoom. The minutes of that meeting are now available to read. The outcome was a resounding 'yes' for QLS in and around GG,although a few concerns were raised. Councillor Debenham was praised for her work on the project by the QLS Team and her powerpoint presentation is being used as an example of good practice for other parishes to follow.

The finalised lane selection presentation showing including repeater signs is also available to view as produced by Cllr Debenham post meeting. 

Cllr Debenham also produced a final update at the Parish Council meeting on 10 Feb 21 which is availble to view. The statutory Notice will go up on the affected routes on 16 Feb and all houses along those roads will be leafleted. A copy of that notice is shown below for ease. 













Date 22 February 2021

To the Occupier

Dear Sir/Madam

Notice of proposal to designate specific roads as Quiet Lanes

Following a public consultation, Great Glemham in conjunction with Sweffling, intend to support Suffolk County Council’s proposals to designate certain roads as Quiet Lanes. Maps of the proposed Quiet Lanes can be viewed on the Parish’s website and the public consultation page on www.QuietLanesSuffolk.co.uk

These types of lanes do not impose any traffic restrictions but seek to inform road users of the presence of walkers, cyclists, equestrians or other non-motorised users on the road, and encourage them to show respect for these more vulnerable road users.

Under The Quiet Lanes and Home Zones (England) Regulations 2006, we are required to send you a copy of the Notice, on behalf of Suffolk County Council and would welcome written representations to Suffolk County Council.

Email representations to George.Firth@suffolk.gov.uk or by post to Disputes, Education &  Employment Team, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH.

These should be received by the end of 15 March 2021.

All representations received by the Parish Council will be passed to Suffolk County Council for their consideration.

You should be aware that any written representation will be publicly available for inspection.

Yours faithfully



Great Glemham Parish Clerk





The Quiet Lanes and Home Zones (England) Regulations 2006



Suffolk County Council intends to designate the roads shown in the schedule below as Quiet Lanes as part of a county wide Quiet Lanes Suffolk project.


Quiet Lanes are designated as appropriate for shared use by walkers, horse riders, cyclists and other vehicle users, and are intended to enable users to enjoy country lanes in greater safety and encourage drivers to respect more vulnerable road users. Advisory signs are placed at each end of Quiet Lanes.


A copy of the order and maps showing the lengths of road affected, together with the Council’s reasons, can be viewed online at  www.QuietLanesSuffolk.co.uk, provided via email in person by prior appointment at:  Constantine House office, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH. Email requests to George.firth@suffolk.gov.uk


Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposal should do so in writing by the end of 15 March 2021:

Email comments to George.firth@suffolk.gov.uk or by post to: Disputes, Education & Employment Team, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH. 


You should be aware that any written representation will be publicly available for inspection.


Signed: David Chenery                                                                                              Date: 22 February 2021

Safety and Speed Management Engineer, Growth, Highways and Infrastructure,

Suffolk County Council, Phoenix House, Ipswich, IP1 5NP




Local Authority

Road Name

Route Number

Extent of Route

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

Woolnough Lane (access road)


From B1119 (U2210) to Holdens Lane / Woolnough Lane junction

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

Chapel Lane

U2209, U2228

From Junc Of Low Road To Junc Of Access Road To Hall Farm

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

Simpers Drift (N)


Simpers Drift junction with Low Rd

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

The Grove


The Grove Great Glemham where it joins the Grove Sweffling TO Junction with New Rd Great Glemham 38601284

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

Woolnough Lane


From Sweffling /Great Glemham boundary at Junction with Hall Farm to Sweffling Holdens Lane

Great Glemham

East Suffolk

Workhouse Lane


Workhouse Lane Junction with Parham Airfield to Simpers Drift junction