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

Station: Town Council welcomes dialogue with Greater Anglia, but does not consider current plan is right for the town

06/08/2019

The Market Hall was packed out on the evening of Monday 29th July, for a second public session to discuss the state of Saxmundham Station.  Over 80 people were there... more...

Public session to discuss Greater Anglia’s new planning application for work to Sax Station building – Monday 29th July 6.30 p.m.

23/07/2019

There's some progress to report since our last post on the terrible state of Saxmundham station.  The day after Town Council Chairman Jeremy Smith wrote to the chief executives of ... more...

The state of the Station – join the Town Council meeting on Monday to give your views!

04/07/2019

Since Saxmundham Station was so severely damaged by fire in February last year - now 17 months ago - it has been in a terrible state.  We were given assurances... more...

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...