Villagers block homes expansion move

MOVES to homes in a Suffolk village have run into fierce opposition from local people who fear it could triple their community's size and ruin its character.

MOVES to build homes in a Suffolk village have run into fierce opposition from local people who fear it could triple their community's size and ruin its character.

As part of the Local Plan review, landowners have lobbied Mid Suffolk District Council to earmark eight sites in Creeting St Mary, near the A140, A14 and Needham Market, as potential housing developments.

But residents are so concerned that around 300 packed into Creeting St Mary village hall for a public meeting to discuss the plans and an action group is now being formed and letters sent to the council.

Jacqui Mann, parish councillor, said: Feelings are very strong and people are totally opposed to all eight developments."

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