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

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...

Tomorrow (Tuesday) 4 – 7.30 p.m. Market Hall Drop-in Session – District Council officers to explain new Local Plan proposals

30/07/2018

There's a drop-in session at the Market Hall tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. It's organised by Suffolk Coastal District Council to inform all interested about their new draft... more...

Can Saxmundham draw on its past to inspire its future?

16/03/2018

Like a lot of small market towns, Saxmundham has a long and proud history as a local centre, with many fine old buildings. But absent a castle or ancient mansion... more...