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Babergh District Council

The next generation have been taking a stand against littering in Sudbury - and more families are needed to join the fight.

Two new business parks are to be created in Wherstead that could create up to 600 new jobs – but fears have been voiced that the village is being “sacrificed to the concrete mixer”.

Plans for a new drive-thru McDonald’s and services near a Suffolk village have been narrowly approved – and motorists should expect junction and speed limit changes too.

An action plan is to be created to encourage sustainable transport in two Suffolk districts, including a costed list of priority routes.

A key document which will prevent speculative developers from building unsuitable estates in Suffolk towns and villages will not be ready until the end of 2021 at the earliest, it has emerged.

A Suffolk local authority’s investment arm has snapped up its 15th property for £2.9m.

Suffolk councils have received nearly £6million in emergency cash from central government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the latest settlement – but council bosses have warned more is needed to see them through the crisis.

Final approval has been given for 100 new homes in Capel St Mary after two years of detailed design work.

More electric vehicle charging points and increased tree planting are among the green measures two Suffolk councils have agreed to pursue as part of a pledge to become carbon neutral in a decade.

Cab companies in Babergh have successfully secured a fresh look at proposed changes to taxi fares, after uniting to urge councillors not to introduce changes they claim will add confusion to drivers and passengers.

A Suffolk council has warned that a list of actions to address squeezed budgets following the coronavirus lockdown are being considered, and council reserves are likely to be “severely depleted”.

A £180,000 upgrade of CCTV cameras in Hadleigh and Sudbury have been given the go-ahead.

Work is underway to help Hadleigh Market expand in future following a number of years of increasing popularity.

More tree planting, new electric vehicle charging points and new solar farms are among measures being pursued by two Suffolk councils to become carbon neutral over the next decade.

The property investment arm of two Suffolk councils is set to press on with its plans to acquire industrial, supermarket and drive-in properties this year, but rental income looks set to be slashed in half by the end of the month.

The future of key regeneration schemes in Sudbury is to be examined at a summit of town bosses following the collapse of a major hotel project.

Calls are being made for more to be done to provide electric vehicle charging points in Mid Suffolk as latest figures reveal just nine across the whole district.

Revised plans to develop land on the edge of Boxford have been agreed despite public opposition – and work could begin within the next 18 months.

A property investment firm owned by two Suffolk councils has posted losses for a second year in a row – but council chiefs say the long term investments will grow.

Changes to Hackney carriage fares in Babergh aimed at simplifying tariffs will create more confusion for both cabbies and customers, drivers have warned.

Divisive plans to develop a hotel and restaurant in Sudbury have collapsed after the hotel chain involved withdrew from talks because of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Nearly £300,000 in housing developer contributions has been handed to improvement projects in Babergh.

Plans to build 100 homes in Acton, which were delayed earlier this year, have been given the green light.

The property investment arm of two Suffolk councils says it will pursue other funding mechanisms to acquire commercial assets if use of public loans are banned.

Delays to a key blueprint which will map out the future development in two districts over the next 16 years were down to elections and national policy changes, according to two councils.

New reserve pots dedicated to tackling the coronavirus crisis have been set up by two Suffolk councils.

Two Suffolk councils have agreed to launch a new business support grants scheme for small and independent firms.

Concerns have been raised over the level of public scrutiny available at a Suffolk authority, as a result of a planned five month wait between meetings as a result of coronavirus.

Developers say they are “incredibly disappointed” after plans to build 49 homes in Sproughton were rejected because of fears that nearby listed buildings would be harmed.

Councils across Suffolk have issued a plea to the Government for more cash to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as the public purse has taken a multi-million pound hit in Suffolk in just one month.

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