New homes in pipeline

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PLANS for 2,500 new homes to be built “as planned extensions” to towns and villages – including Sudbury, Great Cornard and Hadleigh – over the next 20 years are open for public comment from now until December.

Babergh District Council has set out its principles and policies for development and change for the next two decades.

Consultation on the draft of the council’s core strategy started on Monday.

The plan, which also provides for nearly 10,000 new jobs by 2031, is available to see online and Babergh is encouraging residents to comment on its proposals for the future.

It outlines 850 homes in Sudbury and Great Cornard, an extra 350 homes on the Chilton Woods development, a further 500 to the east of the town, and 250 new homes in Hadleigh.

A council spokesman said: “This is the first and most important part of the new local plan, and residents interested in the future of the district should take the time to comment on the draft core strategy.

“Online comments are the best way to submit responses, keep a fail-safe, paper-free record of what is submitted, and to view any other responses made.”

Comments can also be submitted via email or by writing. Electronic or paper response forms can be downloaded from the core strategy page on the council’s website – visit and follow the links.

The consultation period ends at 4.30pm on Friday, December 2.