Ruffley says Needham Needs its own say on Planning

Tuesday, 3 February, 2004

David Ruffley MP has called a public meeting in Needham Market following information he has received indicating that up to 700 new houses could be built in the town under proposals Mid Suffolk District Council might have put to them in the near future. David wants to give local residents the opportunity to hear about these housing development proposals for Needham Market direct from Mid Suffolk council officers and to allow residents to express their views on this important issue for the town.

The public meeting will be held on Friday, 6 February at 7.00 p.m. at Needham Market Community Centre.

David Ruffley takes a close interest in the development of the Mid Suffolk District Council short to long term planning proposals, especially as they relate to the building of new residential homes.

David said: 'I was extremely concerned by the news that up to 700 new houses could be built in Needham Market. I want my Needham constituents not only to have the opportunity to express their views but also to receive factual briefing direct from Mid Suffolk planning officers. My aim is always to ensure there is transparency in the planning process and that is why I am calling this public meeting to which everyone is invited. I want local democratic accountability on this as on all local issues.'