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Cash could save function hall

PUBLISHED: 16:09 26 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

GOVERNMENT funding of £100,000 could soon help a major employer solve its social club security headache.

The money will help save one of the town's best function halls, and provide a new access road likely to appease critics of a recently submitted scheme.

GOVERNMENT funding of £100,000 could soon help a major employer solve its social club security headache.

The money will help save one of the town's best function halls, and provide a new access road likely to appease critics of a recently submitted scheme.

Subject to a qualifying application from 830-employee Delphi Diesel Systems, the East of England Development Agency is prepared to make the sum available as part of the Sudbury Community Energy Project run by Babergh District Council.

The district has £450,000 to help improve the quality of life in the town and neighbouring Great Cornard, but the social club contribution would be new money from the agency.

Planners, highway experts and the company have now met and agreed the firm will abandon the scheme in favour of a new internal road link to the social club that will not require planning permission.


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