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Development plan for 43 homes on former Sudbury industrial site approved

A former industrial site in Sudbury, which has stood empty for a decade, will soon be redeveloped with 43 new homes.

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Cllr Jennie Jenkins

Opposition seeks to oust Babergh District Council leader

Opposition councillors have put forward a motion to try to oust Babergh District Council’s leader, over issues surrounding the ongoing proposals to merge with Mid Suffolk.

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Mid Suffolk District Council leader Nick Gowrley

Consultation starts on Mid Suffolk and Babergh merger

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils yesterday launched a public consultation on the future of the two authorities.

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Simon Barrett, Sudbury district cllr.

Sudbury councillor says Babergh Conservatives trying to ‘silence’ him with three-month suspension

A Sudbury councillor has been suspended by his party’s local group, after he was accused of leaking confidential information.

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Fire damaged Grenfell Tower, London, June 16 2017. See National News story NNTOWER: Violence could erupt on the streets of London if the authorities don't take control of the Grenfell disaster aftermath, warned a local councillor. She said local people are "angry" in the wake of the catastrophic blaze and there will be "unrest in the streets" if council chiefs don't step in. Eartha Pond said donations and aid to victims of the Grenfell tower fire have been mainly community led. And she warned that if the local authority doesn't act quickly, civil unrest could erupt.

Hadleigh firm which supplied Grenfell insulation helped influence policy to maximise sales, investigation reveals

A Hadleigh company that supplied plastic insulation for Grenfell Tower, which caught fire earlier this year, had a role in lobbying the Government to help maximise sales, according to a new investigation.

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A bird's eye view of Long Melford.

Land activity raises fears at prospect of large development in Long Melford

Unexpected activity on land in Long Melford has raised worries locally over the prospect of yet another site potentially being developed in the future.

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Plans for 24 homes in Boxford near Daking Avenue has been refused. Members from Boxford Society are pleased with the decision following concerns that Swan Street is very narrow and there are traffic issues in the area.




PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Relief for Boxford residents after plan for 24 homes refused

Villagers have expressed their relief after plans to build 24 homes in Boxford were narrowly refused.

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Works are taking place to renovate the giant clocks at the top of St Peter's Church in Sudbury.

Pictured: Market Hill


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Green Party warns overdevelopment risks turning Sudbury into ‘another clone suburb’

A county councillor has warned that Sudbury must beware of growing for the sake of growth, or risk losing its character and becoming another clone suburb.

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Site of the former Crown tax office in Newton Road, Sudbury



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Flats conversion plan for former Sudbury tax office site wins outline approval

A proposal to transform a former tax office site into a block of flats has secured outline approval, after the site spent years in limbo.

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South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge in Hadleigh

South Suffolk MP argues in favour of transition period for UK leaving EU

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge says the British workforce must step up if controlled migration is to work over the long term, as he voiced his support for a transition period as Britain leaves the European Union.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

County’s share of council tax to increase by nearly five per cent

Suffolk County Council plans to increase its share of council tax by nearly five per cent and cut £23.9 million from its budget.

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modern homes being constructed

Plans for 41 new homes in Elmsett win outline approval despite parish council objections

Plans to build 41 homes in Elmsett have been given the go ahead.

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Council tax bill

Proposed changes to Babergh tax scheme may see poorest pay only 5 per cent of bill

A consultation on changes to Babergh District Council’s tax reduction scheme, which could see the least well-off people pay just five per cent of their bill, has begun.

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Up to 100 homes given the go ahead in Acton

Green light for up to 100 homes in Acton

Plans to build up to 100 homes in Acton have been given the go ahead.

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Artist's impression of the 1,250-home Chilton Woods development

Councillor argues Sudbury bypass and Chilton Woods should go hand in hand

A Sudbury town councillor has suggested building the proposed town bypass alongside the planned Chilton Woods development would be the most logical way to tackle local traffic problems.

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View of Sudbury.

Babergh council hails community engagement in creating Sudbury’s ‘Vision for Prosperity’

Babergh District Council has praised the level of engagement in developing the future vision for Sudbury — but a green group says there are important questions about the town’s future which must be answered.

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Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk
Long Melford resident Brian West is seeking 1,000 signatures for his petition calling for a stop to further development in the village.
Picture Mark Westley

Petition calls for stop to more housing developments in Long Melford

A campaign calling for a stop to further housing development in Long Melford is seeking 1,000 signatures, as the village prepares to respond to Babergh District Council’s draft local plan.

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Luke Cresswell, Sudbury town councillor and Babergh district councillor.

Labour councillors urge Babergh to become Living Wage employer

Two Labour Party councillors have called on Babergh District Council to become a ‘Living Wage employer’ this week.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Petition calls for public vote on Babergh and Mid Suffolk merger proposal

A petition – campaigning for the public to be given a vote on the proposals to combine Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils into a single authority – has been launched.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Babergh and Mid Suffolk council merger proposal set for public consultation

The possibility of Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils dissolving and reforming as one authority has re-emerged, after a proposal was approved in principle last week.

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