Station plans win support

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NEEDHAM Market town council has pledged its support to proposals to improve access at the railway station but are concerned about funding for a necessary study.

Mid Suffolk district councillor Wendy Marchant submitted a report to councillors at a town council meeting held last week.

The report said that a feasibility study would need to be carried out before a Department of Transport Access for All grant could be applied for. But this study would cost £5,175.

Councillors raised concerns that paying for this study would ensure no guarantee that work would go ahead.

The clerk, Kevin Hunter, said: “The town council has expressed support in principle to what would be an improvement to a vital community facility but there are a good number of questions that need to be answered and positions clarified before cosideration can be given to, and decisions made, on how that support can be translated into something tangible.”

n The town council is looking into establishing a strategic plan which would include improvements to the station.