Babergh District Council - What have we done for you, 2019 - 2022 report

What have we done for you 2022 13 Hadleigh Workspace We plan to create new workspaces in Hadleigh, generating around 50 full-time jobs. The site, on the A1071 at Ipswich Road, will support approximately 10 light industrial or workspace units for a range of uses - including by micro and start-up businesses. The scheme follows a Menta report commissioned by Babergh District Council which identified the need for grow-on spaces for smaller firms. Sudbury Vision We outlined ambitious plans for Sudbury at a public exhibition in June 2022, inviting residents and businesses to have their say. The Sudbury Vision programme, developed by the council and key town partners, is delivering key projects to enhance and support the economic growth and viability of the town. These include development of Gainsborough’s House, St Peter’s Church, solar car ports at Kingfisher Leisure Centre as well as supporting the Sudbury Culture Group’s work promoting the town’s attractions and heritage. Other proposals include plans for the future of Market Hill and new initiatives from the Bridge Project. The latest plans for development of the Hamilton Road Quarter Opportunities are being explored to create a leisure-led scheme featuring a cinema, hotel, retail and residential uses. Driving economic growth across our district Helping tourism Babergh District Council has continued to support the visitor economy, including funding to promote the Shotley Peninsula on the All About Ipswich Destination Management Organisation channels. Bringing investment to Glemsford We worked with key partners to help bring major investment to the former Philips Avent site in Glemsford. The baby bottle production plant closed in July 2020, but in November 2020, Malaysianowned chocolate company GCB Cocoa pledged to invest £62.2million into the plant, restoring 220 jobs. The council worked with New Anglia LEP and South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge on the project. Babergh's got talent We have started a youth enterprise challenge in some of our schools – including East Bergholt and Ormiston Sudbury.