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Villagers called upon to ‘Speak Out for Stradbroke’

Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan sign ANL-160427-153750009
Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan sign ANL-160427-153750009

Stradbroke residents are being called upon to have their say after a neighbourhood plan questionnaire was delivered to every home in the village.

Two stations this weekend, in the library and outside the Spar store, will be set up to help people complete it, which will go into detail on topics such as look and feel of the village, where development should go in the future, businesses, transport issues and amenities.

It is a one-off opportunity to have a voice
Gillian Rennie-Dunkerley

A questionnaire has also been designed for businesses, while another has been targeted towards young people.

Chair of the NP committee, Gillian Rennie-Dunkerley, said hundreds of hours worth of work had gone into the project.

“It is a one-off opportunity to have a voice,” she said. “Our slogan is ‘Speak Out for Stradbroke’ because this is a great opportunity to do so and their voices will all go towards a legal document.”

From the data collected, and guidance from Mid Suffolk District Council on how to interpret the information, the drafting of the neighbourhood plan for Stradbroke will begin. It is hoped a referendum on whether to adopt a future neighbourhood plan could be held by the end of September.

Such plans can establish planning policies for the use and development of land in communities.

The deadline to submit questionnaires, which can also be completed online at http://qa.1sixty.net, is May 9.

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