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Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, August 4 2005


As the council finally put in an application to build houses on the Hamlet Croft when Haverhill Rovers vacate their ground, there was uproar among nearby residents.

The Rovers were to leave their home of 97 years as part of plans to build a football centre of excellence in the town and the owners of the site, St Edmundsbury Council wanted to sell it off for development to help fund its share of the part Lottery funded scheme.

However, residents were furious at the idea of more than 100 homes being built close to them, saying it would cause traffic danger and disruption to that part of the town.


There was standing room only in Kedington Royal British Legion Hall when residents gathered to express their anger at proposals to build more houses in the village.

Nine sites for possible housing had been submitted to the borough council in response to its Draft Local Plan and villagers were unhappy about it.

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