Only days left to have say on Haverhill’s future

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The deadline for commenting on how Haverhill’s town centre should look in future is looming.

The ‘masterplan’ consultation finishes on April 17, with a further public consultation taking place from June 8 to July 7.

The aim is to have a formal planning document in place by September to be adopted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Previously, St Edmundsbury led the consultation on Haverhill’s town centre, but this time it has asked ONE Haverhill, an independent partnership that brings organisations and resources together in the town, to deliver the consultation guided by independent experienced planning experts.

Sarah Howard, chairman of ONE Haverhill, said: “The town centre masterplan is an important part of the planning process for any town and I would urge all residents and businesses to have their say in this as this will guide planners as to what we want for Haverhill in the future.

“Shaping the future of the town centre is in our hands,” she added.

The range of issues being looked at include the type and mix of uses for the town centre, how people move around the town centre, and the ways that town centre streets and spaces can be enhanced and made more attractive.

The public can give their views during via an online questionnaire at www.onehaverhill.co.uk or by filling in paper copies of the questionnaire available at public locations in the town including the library, Haverhill House and Haverhill Arts Centre. An information stand will be at Sanofi staff canteen on April 13.