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Final approval granted on first phase of 2,000-home development

19 April 2022
Final approval granted on first phase of 2,000-home development

Final approval granted on first phase of 2,000-home development

19 April 2022

An 'important milestone' in a 2,000-home development has been reached after final approval was granted for the first phase, developers say.


Plans revealed to deliver osteoporosis injections in community clinics

14 April 2022
Plans revealed to deliver osteoporosis injections in community clinics

Plans revealed to deliver osteoporosis injections in community clinics

14 April 2022

Osteoporosis injections in West Suffolk are set to be delivered in community clinics rather than the hospital, under new plans.


Councils publish plan for nearly 1,000 empty homes

14 April 2022
Councils publish plan for nearly 1,000 empty homes

Councils publish plan for nearly 1,000 empty homes

14 April 2022

December housing register figures showed there were more than 1,400 applications - the councils say empty homes could help address that demand.


Plans for new homes in former community facility unveiled

14 April 2022
Plans for new homes in former community facility unveiled

Plans for new homes in former community facility unveiled

14 April 2022

Plans have been unveiled to redevelop a former community facility in an East Suffolk town – included supported living for vulnerable adults.


Ukrainian girl expresses fears through art as Suffolk visa plight unanswered

13 April 2022
Ukrainian girl expresses fears through art as Suffolk visa plight unanswered

Ukrainian girl expresses fears through art as Suffolk visa plight unanswered

13 April 2022

A couple have voiced their frustration at delays to the Ukrainian refugee settlement scheme, as their sponsored family's visa plight goes unanswered.


Housing developers encouraged to use sustainable construction measures in new guidance

13 April 2022
Housing developers encouraged to use sustainable construction measures in new guidance

Housing developers encouraged to use sustainable construction measures in new guidance

13 April 2022

A council has outlined its expectations on housing developers for sustainable construction measures such as renewable energy and reducing waste.


Mental health crisis service launched to support children in Suffolk

12 April 2022
Mental health crisis service launched to support children in Suffolk

Mental health crisis service launched to support children in Suffolk

12 April 2022

A new mental health crisis service providing 'short term intensive support' for youngsters has launched in Suffolk.


Town seafront to host more pop-up stalls as part of pavilion revamp

12 April 2022
Town seafront to host more pop-up stalls as part of pavilion revamp

Town seafront to host more pop-up stalls as part of pavilion revamp

12 April 2022

Street trading rules around a town's seafront have been relaxed that will allow more pop-up stalls and encourage more footfall.


Council debates 60p fuel surcharge for cab drivers to tackle costs of petrol

12 April 2022
Council debates 60p fuel surcharge for cab drivers to tackle costs of petrol

Council debates 60p fuel surcharge for cab drivers to tackle costs of petrol

12 April 2022

Pleas for an immediate 60p surcharge on Hackney Carriage cab journeys in East Suffolk to tackle rising fuel costs has been rejected by councillors.


Council 'keeping open mind' on plans to let local authorities establish academy trusts

11 April 2022
Council 'keeping open mind' on plans to let local authorities establish academy trusts

Council 'keeping open mind' on plans to let local authorities establish academy trusts

11 April 2022

Suffolk County Council says it is keeping an open mind on Government plans to allow local authorities to set up multi-academy trusts of schools.


District council cabinet member fifth to leave cabinet in a week

08 April 2022
District council cabinet member fifth to leave cabinet in a week

District council cabinet member fifth to leave cabinet in a week

08 April 2022

Another district council cabinet member has resigned their front bench role, meaning five of the 10-strong cabinet have left in a week.


Approval granted for 146 homes

08 April 2022
Approval granted for 146 homes

Approval granted for 146 homes

08 April 2022

Final approval has been granted for 146 homes near a major Suffolk town.


Suffolk nuclear projects 'must bring economic benefits and have little impact on communities'

07 April 2022
Suffolk nuclear projects 'must bring economic benefits and have little impact on communities'

Suffolk nuclear projects 'must bring economic benefits and have little impact on communities'

07 April 2022

Nuclear projects at the heart of the Government's new energy strategy need to provide maximum economic benefits, political leaders have said.


Fears cost of living pressures will see Universal Credit claims remain high

07 April 2022
Fears cost of living pressures will see Universal Credit claims remain high

Fears cost of living pressures will see Universal Credit claims remain high

07 April 2022

New fears have been raised cost of living pressures will mean high numbers of Universal Credit claimants in Suffolk won’t go down to pre-Covid levels.


Three front bench councillors resign after one of their group dismissed

06 April 2022
Three front bench councillors resign after one of their group dismissed

Three front bench councillors resign after one of their group dismissed

06 April 2022

Three Independent cabinet members have resigned after one of their group dismissed from portfolio role.


Town housing development refused due to fears potential homeowners could have been 'trapped' by flooding

06 April 2022
Town housing development refused due to fears potential homeowners could have been 'trapped' by flooding

Town housing development refused due to fears potential homeowners could have been 'trapped' by flooding

06 April 2022

Part of the site had been subject to a previous application back in 2016, but those plans for 152 homes were refused in 2017.


Council pledges to tackle blight of long-term empty homes

06 April 2022
Council pledges to tackle blight of long-term empty homes

Council pledges to tackle blight of long-term empty homes

06 April 2022

A six-figure sum has been committed to tackle the blight of more than 1,900 long-term empty homes, a district council has announced.


Borough council election candidates revealed

06 April 2022
Borough council election candidates revealed

Borough council election candidates revealed

06 April 2022

Candidates for the 2022 elections for a borough council have been published.


Councillor removed from frontbench role at district council following news column

06 April 2022
Councillor removed from frontbench role at district council following news column

Councillor removed from frontbench role at district council following news column

06 April 2022

An Independent on a district council's coalition cabinet has been removed from a frontbench role, it has been confirmed.


Council backs Freeport East business plan, including new business park off A14

05 April 2022
Council backs Freeport East business plan, including new business park off A14

Council backs Freeport East business plan, including new business park off A14

05 April 2022

Backing has been given by Mid Suffolk Council's cabinet for the Freeport East business plan that will incorporate a new business park off the A14.