In 2017 – much to the dismay of those who had been campaigning against it – outline planning permission was granted for a development of a new estate comprising 560 houses, shops a community centre and a Care Home abutting Candlet Rd.
Now developers Persimmon Homes are asking for pre-application feedback on their proposals for the first phase of a residential development, comprising 262 houses.
If you missed Persimmon’s public exhibition at the Town Hall last week (28 November), all the information on their proposals can be seen on their website linked to the development https://candletroad.co.uk/
The site is located to the north of Candlet Road, and is predominantly agricultural land. A small area of the site was formerly used by Felixstowe Golf Centre as a driving range along with some business units and equestrian uses.
Outline Planning permission was approved in 2017 for a development comprising 560 dwellings, a local community centre, a 60 Bedroom extra care home and 50 assisted living dwellings, 2 small business units and open space provision with associated infrastructure.
There is a strong argument that in the current climate crisis we should be reserving all our agricultural land for food production – and there is also an argument that Felixstowe’s road structure and public services are not designed to cope with yet another influx of cars and people associated with new developments.
The other thing to point out is that it was Persimmon Homes who were called to account for major breaches of planning consent in their Framlingham housing development at Mount Pleasant.
Persimmons says it will review and analyse all feedback to help inform the proposals that they submit to East Suffolk Council.
Please visit https://candletroad.co.uk/index.php/feedback/ to submit your feedback by 6th December 2019.
Members of the public will also have the further opportunity to comment on the proposals in the usual way once the application has been submitted to East Suffolk Council.