Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan

Town centre

Saxmundham town centre is the historic heart of the town, where much of its economic and business activity has always been located. Though the two large supermarkets attract many from near and far, too few are drawn to make the short journey to the High Street or beyond.  With technological and lifestyle changes and online competition, it is essential to look in depth at the challenges facing town centres – and what can draw residents and visitors into a lively, thriving central Saxmundham.

For information or volunteering for a working group (to be established), contact: Jeremy Smith via

Local Plan outcome – we’re still waiting!


It's now nearly 2 months since "Saxmundham Day" (5th September) at the Local Plan Public Examination of the district council's draft Local Plan... We still await the Inspector's report, saying... more...

Local Plan Public Hearing – this Thursday 5th September is Saxmundham Day – come and join us!


This coming Thursday morning - 5th September - is "Saxmundham morning" at the Local Plan Public Examination, starting 9.30 a.m. This is when the Planning Inspector will ask questions and... more...

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


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.


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!


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...