Stowmarket's future: Have your say

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on the way their town develops during the next 15 years - but only have days to get involved.

John Howard

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on the way their town develops during the next 15 years - but only have days to get involved.

With a fast approaching deadline for people to have their say on plans for the future of Stowmarket and its surrounding villages, Mid Suffolk District Council is urging people to come forward with their thoughts and comments or either support, objection or general observation on the authority's Stowmarket Area Action Plan.

The document, which is being consulted on until 5pm on Friday January 30, will establish planning policies and sites that will guide development in Stowmarket and its immediately surrounding villages.


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It will plan for the future development of the Stowmarket area over the next 15 years or so and will include the scale and location of new shopping facilities and the need for extra homes and jobs in the area.

The guide also focuses on providing adequate services to cater for future growth, improving transport to and around Stowmarket and enhancing and protecting the environment, including the river valleys.

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Councillor Lesley Mayes, portfolio holder for the community and rural regeneration, said: “This document will influence many of us, especially those who live, work, study or visit mid Suffolk's principal town.

“Your input is therefore vital and all representations of objection or support will be carefully considered. Please take the time to read the document and submit your views.”

The first stage of consultation is on the issues and options policy document which looks at establishing planning policies. Options for specific sites for development will be considered in the next stage of public consultation, planned for spring 2009.

Copies, summary leaflets and response forms are available from the council's website: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk . For further information telephone 01449 724843.

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