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SuffolkNews podcast: West Suffolk Local Plan identifies sites for housing and jobs across Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon



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In today's podcast, we have the news sites for thousands of new homes and jobs across West Suffolk over the next 18 years have been identified in a blueprint for growth with a consultation set to begin next month.

The West Suffolk Local Plan covers up to 2040 and contains policies for affordable housing, new play areas and public open space, supported by infrastructure such as improvements to health and educational facilities, as well as roads.

The council has a list of preferred options where they would like houses to go which is going out to public consultation next month.

A man was told 'sorry I have got to do this' before being punched in the jaw in a pizza takeaway in Lowestoft.

The incident happened at around 2.23am on April 10 when a 31-year-old man was sitting in the Marina Pizza takeaway in Pier Terrace waiting for his food.

An unknown male came up to him and said 'sorry I have got to do this' before punching him on the jaw and leaving.

A number of people in Ipswich are finding it 'impossible' to access NHS dental care, the MP for the town has said.

MP Tom Hunt said some of his constituents were contacting multiple dental practices but 'haven't got anywhere'.

He was speaking in the House of Commons earlier this afternoon where questions and concerns were heard from a number of MPs regarding dental provision across the United Kingdom.

And finally, in good news, a 27-year-old Woodbridge man who was missing for over three weeks has been found safe and well, police have said.

Luke Saldanha was last seen seen in Woodbridge on March 26.