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'Vision for Prosperity' development blueprint to be produced for Hadleigh

By Jason Noble, Local Democracy Reporter

A fresh vision for a Suffolk market town is to be drawn up, as the district council aim to help develop their culture, business and economy.

Babergh District Council developed the Vision for Prosperity model to improve Sudbury in 2018.

It came up with proposals to help boost the economy, upgrade tourism and leisure, and assist retail offerings.

Babergh District Councillor Michael Holt (15959676)
Babergh District Councillor Michael Holt (15959676)

Work is now starting on delivering the plan, with the second phase of creating new ‘visions’ starting this summer for Hadleigh.

Cllr Michael Holt, economic growth cabinet member at Babergh, said: “Sudbury has had one done and it is the logical next step to extend that vision to Hadleigh.

“I am optimistic that this council can get some delivery on the work for Sudbury. Hadleigh is very encouraging with the amount of enthusiasm there has been.

“We can do things to engage with the community and the support of young people is very important.”

Among Sudbury’s plans are a revamp of the Hamilton Road quarter, improving the town centre and the Kingfisher Leisure Centre refurbishment.

A series of workshops were already held in June, and in Hadleigh further conversations with the community are to take place in October with the Hadleigh On Show event, as well as separate conversations with youngsters at the secondary school in the autumn.


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