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Newmarket town blueprint launched

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Residents have just over five weeks to give their views on a plan whose policies could influence the development of Newmarket over the next decade.

The Newmarket Neighbourhood Plan contains policies aimed at managing change and growth in the town and will sit alongside Forest Heath District Council’s Local Plan which will set out the strategic policies for planning for the whole of the district.

The plan has been drawn up by a steering group set up by Newmarket Town Council whose members included town councillors, residents and business owners.

It lists six main objectives and a number of suggested polices ranging from wide reaching aims such as promoting and maintaining the characters of the town, the well-being of its residents and the development of sustainable development and transport to more specific policies and actions around issues such as:

  • A town centre parking strategy for the town, covering on and off-street, long and short stay car parks, residents’ parking, and enforcement
  • Pressing for action at the congested A14/A142 junction
  • Identifying sites for leisure activities for all ages such as a cinema, a youth drop-in centre and a soft play area and designating George Lambton playing fields and the playing field area of the St Felix site as a community local green space with a shared community sports hall.

Read the Newmarket Neighbourhood Plan

Share you views on the plan by emailing comments@newmarketneighbourhoodplan.co.uk or by letter at NNPSG Newmarket Town Council, Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JP.

A hard copy of the document is available on request from Newmarket Town Council.

Comments on the plan can be made until August 10.


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