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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Say NO to cutting our 2nd fire engine.

by nigelbennett on 4 November, 2015

Conservative run Suffolk County Council have published their proposals for the Fire Service across Suffolk. For Sudbury, the proposal is to remove the 2nd fire engine and replace with a rapid response type vehicle. The report is vague about the replacement vehicle. It states: “It is not possible to assess the operational impact of the […]

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Lib Dem Town Councillor Oliver Forder brought concerns about the time it was taking the developer to complete and finish footpath, lights and landscaping work at the flood compensation scheme on the Cateseby Meadow development. The houses have been sold but the estate is still adopted by Suffolk CC or parts by Babergh DC. A […]

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Work begins on expansion of Heritage centre

by nigelbennett on 5 October, 2014

The expansion of Sudbury’s heritage and museum centre in the Town Hall has begun. The space of the old TIC in Gaol Lane will see a new interactive area created. The space will be a significant addition to the existing Heritage Centre. A recent open day at the Town Hall was a great success with […]

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Consultation events on the potential regeneration of the old swimming pool and Belle Vue House site are below. The web link takes you to the detail and concept plan maps as well as a survey to complete on the plan and the Park. Thursday 14th August 9 am – 4 pm, Sudbury Town Hall, The Mayor’s […]

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils have appointed a new development partner in a bid to kickstart their affordable housing programme across their districts. Havebury Housing Partnership, based in Bury St Edmunds, was successful in its bid after a formal tender and selection process. It was already one of four existing housing associations the councils used […]

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Babergh Council have opened public consultations on the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in their districts. As you may be aware, CIL is a charge, brought into being by the Planning Act 2008, which allows local authorities to levy clear and unambiguous costs on development to fund infrastructure development, circumventing the need for […]

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Solar panels greening Council housing across Babergh

by nigelbennett on 21 April, 2014

It was a delight and a fantastic achievement that we got Strategy committee to support with no dissent the addition of upto 10 solar panels to 1200 council properties across the district. This proposal is a win,win, win. It will generate on average £220,000 per year for the Council over a 20 year period (helping […]

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The last year has seen a lot of work on progressing developer interest in the Hamilton Rd site. The main progress I can now announce is that Babergh DC have completed the acquistion of Navigation House which includes the dry cleaners and car sales site. This makes Babergh a major land owner in the area […]

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New uses for Uplands middle school site in Sudbury?

by nigelbennett on 19 June, 2013

Last night, we had the Principal of Ormiston Sudbury Academy and Autism Anglia speaking to the Town Council about their views and intentions towards the Uplands Middle School site. The Principal of OSA made it clear that they were approaching Suffolk CC for the gifting of the playing field and astro. They also estimated that […]

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Regeneration of the Sudbury bus station area.

by nigelbennett on 13 June, 2013

Progress is being made on the regeneration of the bus station area which is seen by many as an eyesore. I played a lead role when Babergh DC in 2010 produced supplementary planning guidance for this site for a leisure/retail development with a new bus station and some possible residential. Leisure was seen as a […]

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