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Community engagement is central to good planning and design. The public consultation period ran during September and October 2020, when we invited your views ahead of plans for Gateway 14 being finalised.

We wrote to over 2,600 local households and businesses to provide information on the proposals and invite feedback. We also engaged with local councillors and relevant local organisations to make sure everyone is aware of what’s planned and had the opportunity to have their say.

The consultation period closed on 31st October 2020. We would like to thank everybody who took part. The feedback you sent us has helped to shape a revised masterplan for Gateway 14, which can be found here. This has formed the basis of the hybrid planning application, which was submitted on the 19th January 2021.

Click here to read answers to common questions that were raised during the consultation period and to find out how key issues have been considered in the submitted planning application.

Update April 2021:

Following submission of the planning application a number of comments have been made by Mid Suffolk District Council's planning officers and statutory consultees. Amended documents to address these comments have now been submitted (on 8th April 2021) and are available to view via the Council’s website here, using reference DC/21/00407.

Key updates to the proposals include the provision of a shuttle bus to link Gateway 14 with Stowmarket train station; an increase in the proportion of electric vehicle charging points from 5% active and 5% passive provision to 10% active and 20% passive provision; and some additional modelling of the A14 exit slip road and entry to the A1120 southbound. Additional technical information has also been submitted in respect of surface water management and landscaping. For further details please see the submitted documents via the link above.



Community engagement is central to good planning and design. The public consultation period ran during September and October 2020, when we invited your views ahead of plans for Gateway 14 being finalised.

We wrote to over 2,600 local households and businesses to provide information on the proposals and invite feedback. We also engaged with local councillors and relevant local organisations to make sure everyone is aware of what’s planned and had the opportunity to have their say.

The consultation period closed on 31st October 2020. We would like to thank everybody who took part. The feedback you sent us has helped to shape a revised masterplan for Gateway 14, which can be found here. This has formed the basis of the hybrid planning application, which was submitted on the 19th January 2021.

Click here to read answers to common questions that were raised during the consultation period and to find out how key issues have been considered in the submitted planning application.

Update April 2021:

Following submission of the planning application a number of comments have been made by Mid Suffolk District Council's planning officers and statutory consultees. Amended documents to address these comments have now been submitted (on 8th April 2021) and are available to view via the Council’s website here, using reference DC/21/00407.

Key updates to the proposals include the provision of a shuttle bus to link Gateway 14 with Stowmarket train station; an increase in the proportion of electric vehicle charging points from 5% active and 5% passive provision to 10% active and 20% passive provision; and some additional modelling of the A14 exit slip road and entry to the A1120 southbound. Additional technical information has also been submitted in respect of surface water management and landscaping. For further details please see the submitted documents via the link above.