Leiston residents turned out in the cold on Thursday 9 February to give a resounding YES to the Neighbourhood Plan for the Town. 576 FOR 116 AGAINST
The Neighbourhood Plan was put together by residents and the Town Council to chart the land use, leisure and amenity plans for Leiston over the next 15 years and, with a vote of confidence from the electorate, will now become a planning document that developers have to pay regard to. It also has details of how residents wish to regenerate and improve the town centre along with plans for how residents would like the redundant Middle School Site to be used in the future.
The plan took four years to put together and involved 25 residents who gave their time to compile it as well as the many residents who attended consultation events and gave their views. The Town Council are extremely grateful to them all for their time and help. This document will be extremely useful now as the Town Council, Leiston and District Community Partnership and Suffolk Coast District Council join together in a partnership to continue improving and enhancing Leiston over the years ahead.
You can see the plan and associated documents on the East Suffolk website at this link