Final Local Plan for Bury ensures that any change to Leg of Mutton is for informal recreation only!

Local Plan Success!

There is now a new Local Plan for Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding St Edmundsbury area intended to run from 2014-2031. Following the Public Examination earlier this year where the Bury Water Meadows Group and local residents persuaded the Planning Inspector to not proceed with development of Leg of Mutton, the following words describe the only changes possible for Leg of Mutton:-

“15 Ha of land to the west of Rougham Road is allocated for use as amenity public open space for informal outdoor recreational use and associated facilities. Any development on the land will be limited to development directly related to that use, and must not have a detrimental impact on the setting of the Bury St Edmunds town centre conservation area in accordance with Policy BV26”

Thanks to everyone who has joined the Group and added their support in recent months!