When the three major Applications were submitted very many people in the village raised their objections with Mid Suffolk. In fact the number of villagers who wrote in was incredibly high for this small village and was very impressive, showing the great strength of feeling against over development.
SAFE has been involved in both writing and organising specific lobbying papers. These are different to the objections submitted to Mid Suffolk. They mainly deal with single aspects of infrastructure and the impact on village life. These papers have been sent individually and personally to each of the District Councillors who sit on the Planning Committee and who will eventually decide whether development will go ahead or not.
Altogether a number of papers have been sent dealing with various aspects of traffic, especially in New Street; flooding; the sewerage system; primary health care; heritage and the environment;
Below are all our lobby papers – Click on the titles below to view the paper in full:
We have been in detailed correspondence with Suffolk Wildlife on ecological issues, particularly the finding of greater crested newts on the Post Mill and have given photographs to the Planning Department –