Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Local economy & employment

Looking to the future, we need to think hard about the kind of local economy we want.  Saxmundham is today largely a service town, serving a wider community, with supermarkets, stores and services.  Our only local industrial estate today is in the parish of Kelsale.  With rapid changes in work and technology, what types of jobs and businesses should we aim to foster – and where might they best be located?

For information or volunteering for our local economy group, contact: Jeremy Smith via saxmundhamplan@gmail.com

The Future of Saxmundham – a Student’s Eye View

23/01/2019

We are often asked what younger people of Saxmundham think about all the proposals for - or affecting - their town.  Well, thanks to the work of students at Saxmundham... 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...

Public meeting on our Town Centre & Local Economy – Thursday 1st November, 7 p.m. Market Hall

23/10/2018

Come and join us on Thursday 1st November at the Market Hall - tell us your thoughts and ideas on how to make Saxmundham a successful town - from the... 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...