It’s YOUR area and YOUR future, so come along and have your say.
As the main towns in the districts, Stowmarket and Sudbury are potentially facing a new era of large-scale growth and development in the forthcoming Joint Local Plan. Our Members are committed to ensuring that the views of local residents, businesses and interest groups form part of the decision-making journey, for the Greater Sudbury and Greater Stowmarket areas, focusing minds, and priorities for an aligned vision.
As such we are preparing a document called Delivering a Vision for Prosperity for each of these areas, which is intended to establish:
Sudbury and Stowmarket have a much bigger sphere of influence. They are the major social and economic hubs for our districts. The “Greater” catchment encompasses the surrounding villages so we would warmly encourage people from Haughley, Glemsford, Woolpit, Bildeston, Bures, Needham Market, Long Melford, Acton, and the many other communities that have an interest in their nearby town.
The purpose of this visioning process is to provide an opportunity for the local community, businesses and organisations to:
Of course, this is not just the remit of the District Council – it is a collaborative approach that involves many organisations and partners, such as Parish and Town Councils, community and voluntary organisations, local interest groups, businesses and Government departments. But mainly it’s about the people who live and work in and around Stowmarket and Sudbury. That includes YOU!
Come and talk to people who make decisions – give us your views about how the towns and their hinterlands should evolve, and how we get the best from our limited resources to improve these areas. Drop-in any time between 2:00pm-7:00pm on:
You can keep up to date with the Delivering a Vision For Prosperity work by following our Social media feeds #VFPSudbury and #VFPStowmarket.
Note: The Councils are also consulting on a new Joint Local Plan which together with Delivering a Vision for Prosperity will shape growth over the next 20 years. Further details about the Joint Local Plan are available on this website, or on Twitter at #bmsdcjointlocalplan.