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Why join the SPS? - it is the single most effective way to stand up for Suffolk

We are an independent and respected organisation which is not afraid to oppose. We can make a real difference to shape the Suffolk of the future. BUT we need your help:

Communities and developers are not evenly matched, and not only because developers have deeper pockets. Developers can appeal an adverse planning decision to the Secretary of State but communities are limited to judicial review, which is costly and available only in exceptional cases.

Please help our efforts go further:

You can join SPS for as little as £30. As a member you'll receive our regular Suffolk View magazine, and enjoy our member visits and lectures throughout the year.

Alternatively, become both an SPS Friend and also support the CPRE's campaigning work for £3.00/month.

Best of all, top up your membership subscription with a monthly or one-off donation. Membership covers less than 20% of our costs. We rely on donations for the rest.

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Fact 1. Current government policy favours development which can threaten our landscape and heritage

Fact 2. Local authorities often look to SPS for objective advice in the face of cutbacks in their planning departments

Fact 3. We have many more requests for help than we can handle

Fact 4. If you support us we can do more