Local village market in the sun

Larger Villages and Rural Areas

Much of East Suffolk is rural. It is sparsely populated, with communities living in hamlets and small villages. Through the Growth Plan, East Suffolk Council will support rural areas by:

  • Continuing to implement the Sustainable Town and Village Economies programme to support locally-led approaches to social and economic well-being and growth (including through the third sector)
  • Making the case for improved digital connectivity – both broadband and mobile – to reduce the challenges of digital deprivation
  • Providing good levels of service provision
  • Supporting the Growth Hub and other virtual business support solutions targeted at small and micro-enterprises
  • Encouraging locally-generated networking ventures which will reduce isolation and help/support people who are self-employed and/or working in micro- and small businesses

More from East Suffolk Means Business

Starting your
business »

Relocating your
business »

Sectors »