West Suffolk was recently undergoing their Community Governance Review where they considered abolishing parishes to become part of Bury St Edmunds. Community Governance Review Issue 1 – Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-West Bury St Edmunds'Community Governance Review Issue 2 and 11 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'West Bury St Edmunds'/136 Newmarket RoadCommunity Governance Review Issue 3 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-East Bury St Edmunds'Community Governance Review Issues 4, 6 and 8 - Vision 2031 Strategic Sites 'Moreton Hall' and 'Suffolk Business Park' and Primack and Mortimer RoadsCommunity Governance Review Issue 5 – Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'South-East Bury St Edmunds'Community Governance Review Issue 6 - see above (#4)Community Governance Review Issue 7 - Moreton Hall area of Bury St EdmundsCommunity Governance Review Issue 8 - see above (#4)Community Governance Review Issue 9 - Home Farm Lane, Bury St EdmundsCommunity Governance Review Issue 10 - Hardwick Middle School, Bury St EdmundsCommunity Governance Review Issue 11 - see above (#2)Community Governance Review Issue 12 – Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-West Haverhill'Community Governance Review Issue 13 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-East Haverhill'Community Governance Review Issue 14 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'Hanchett End' (Haverhill Research Park)Community Governance Review Issue 15 - No notices publishedCommunity Governance Review Issue 16 - Hermitage Farmhouse, Snow Hill, ClareCommunity Governance Review Issue 17 - Oak Lodge, Mill Road, HengraveCommunity Governance Review Issue 18 – Lodge Farmhouse, InghamCommunity Governance Review Issue 19 – Assington Green, StansfieldCommunity Governance Review Issue 20 - Fornham Lock Bridge and the Sheepwash Bridge, Fornham St MartinCommunity Governance Review Issue 21 – RAF HoningtonCommunity Governance Review Issue 22 – Weathercock House, Market WestonCommunity Governance Review Issue 23 - No notices publishedCommunity Governance Review Issue 24 – Stansfield Parish CouncilCommunity Governance Review Issue 25 - Great and Little ThurlowCommunity Governance Review Issue 26 - No notices published(A Research Park in Haverhill... how about that for ambition! Between Cambridge & Bury St Eds (to the south) not far from Stansted and relatively close to the A120 which is planned for major upgrade and more housing. This is how you plan ahead for the future. )Back to the topic on hand... the Bury St Edmunds Masterplan!They seem to have aced it. Can comfortably identify opportunities, involve relevant partners (not just the mates of a few politicians), willing to listen to the public (or so they claim) and have a coherent strategy.We must accept that it is easier for Bury St Edmunds because of their large borough district, whereas Ipswich is suffocating with its well established borough boundary. This doesn't mean that Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Central are unable to be ambitious in improving Ipswich within such boundary when St Edmundsbury borough council and OurBuryStEdmunds BID can do this. The town centre regeneration of the arc for example, well within the town. I very much admire what they are doing for Bury St Edmunds but the contrast looks bad for Ipswich. Haverhill... silly little market town settlement with around 28,000 population, but it is well situated and those in charge are capitalising on this... Ipswich is well located, and has been for centuries and even millennia, yet those in charge cannot see or care to utilise this to our advantage.