Ian Poole, Planning Policy & Specialist Services Manager, St Edmundsbury Borough Council

There are far too many instances of signs going up for no apparent reason.  “New road layout ahead” is my favourite.  To a stranger in the area, they didn't know what the old layout was and the signs stay up for years.  Just how long is “new”?

In Ipswich, a new “toucan” crossing has just been installed.  You cross when the green man says so.  So why have they painted “Look Left” on the road?  You don't need to look left when you cross because the traffic’s stopped.  If you cross at other times then don't you look automatically?

A lot can still be learnt from the Historic Core Zones project that the Forum managed in the late 1990’s.