Cox’s Park: special meeting

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Park campaigners are this week waiting to hear if they will get full support from Hadleigh Town Council.

The pressure group Friends of Cox’s Park is hoping to prevent Babergh District Council (BDC) from getting planning permission to designate part of East House Meadow, locally known as Cox’s Park, for the construction of three houses.

The development would be associated with the sale of East House, which BDC owns and which has lain empty for several years.

Hadleigh Town Council has convened a special meeting today, (Thursday) at 7.30pm at the Guildhall, which the public may attend.

An inquiry into whether the area should be designated a town green, and so save it from development, was openened then adjourned on June 1.

At its meeting last week, town councillors voted in favour of working with the friends group and Babergh District Council to investigate alternative options for the area to safeguard the park.

But a second proposal, asking the town council to back the town green application, was only agreed in principle after councillors resolved they needed to see further information.