Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

History & heritage

In 2022, Saxmundham will celebrate the 750th anniversary of the grant of its first Market Charter. Our identity is at least twofold – as a market town servicing the wider district, and as a communication  hub, both for stagecoaches and later for the railway. With the benefit of an excellent local museum, we have the chance now to develop and use Saxmundham’s heritage as a way of bringing people together, of learning from each other, and of building a deeper sense of common identity.

For information or volunteering for a working group (to be established), contact: Jeremy Smith via saxmundhamplan@gmail.com

Household survey – pdf of our questionnaire you can fill in online

06/06/2019

As promised, we now have a pdf of our questionnaire which can be downloaded, filled in, saved, and sent back to us attached to your email.  If you use this... more...

Future Housing in Saxmundham – how much and where? What the new draft Local Plan tells us, and the big questions it leaves unanswered.

21/01/2019

The “final” draft of its new Local Plan was launched by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) in January. Like the earlier draft from last summer, it proposes a new “South... more...

“Final draft” of Local Plan launched by Suffolk Coastal District Council – give them your views!

15/01/2019

Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) yesterday (Monday) launched the “final draft” of their new Local Plan, for the period up to 2036, and opened it up to the public for... more...

Sax Town Council press release on local plan – rejects District’s plan for new 800 home “Garden Neighbourhood”

12/09/2018

Here is the text of the Saxmundham Council press release on its Response to the Suffolk Coastal District Council draft Local Plan.The press release can be downloaded from the town... more...

Sax Town Council’s rejects key elements of draft Local Plan – and reminder, deadline is this Friday for responses!

If you want to give Suffolk Coastal District Council your views on the first draft Local Plan – and especially its impact on Saxmundham – remember that THE LAST DAY... more...