SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

At a time when there is globally even more of a push to be ‘green’ and save the planet Suffolk Coastal District Council is to introduce a charge for collecting garden waste from homes during next financial year (2018/19), which they admit will probably lead to a drop in recycling and will give householders the stark choice of yet another bill or finding some way … Continue reading SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

So in a policy of ‘if you can’t beat em join em’,  SCDC as a landowner has submitted its own ‘bold plan’ as part of the Local Plan Review as to what it sees as the possible new use for the land it holds in North Felixstowe, and whether as part of an ongoing wider review of housing and revamping the leisure provision on its … Continue reading SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced

The Landguard Partnership has announced the twelve winning photographs in this year’s Landguard Photography Competition 2017. Categories: Wildlife – Philip J Hill, Jill Adam, Jo Reynolds, Richard Copestake   Macro – Kevin Healy, Mark Thompson, Philip P Greene, Stephen Squirrell   Wow – Andrew Whinney, Neil Walker, Paul Causon, Tanya Rees The overall “Judges Choice” Winner was Philip J Hill, whose picture taken on the … Continue reading Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced

Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

The year-long trial which allowed cycling on Felixstowe Promenade has now ended but you can continue riding your bike along its length until SCDC make a formal decision later in the year after collating the results and the feedback from the public and the local authorities. Temporary signs are in place to and inform both pedestrians and cyclists that the Prom is now a shared … Continue reading Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Following a number of objections – including one from SCDC planning over the site of a large bridleway bridge to be built to enable horses to cross over the line – the proposal to close six footpath crossings on the Felixstowe to Ipswich line will now be decided after a Public Inquiry. The new project, due to be built in 2018-19, is a scaled down … Continue reading Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Government Overturns Council Objections to Candlet Rd Development Christchurch Land and Estates have been granted permission by Whitehall to build an estate of 560 homes on farm land at Gulpher Rd/ Candlet Rd between the old golf range and the Grove woodland, making a mockery of local planning agreements and flying in the face of years of protest by community groups. Two years ago there … Continue reading Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

  Do you walk your dog on Suffolk’s Beaches? Do you object to seasonal bans? Suffolk Coastal is asking the public to have their say on proposed changes to dog controls in the district. Currently, there are several by-laws, enactments and a local “order” in the Suffolk Coastal District which impose requirements on dog owners. These include: controls under the Dogs (fouling of land) Act … Continue reading Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

Have Your Say On Suffolk Coastal Plan

Strong views on where building should take place in the district? Suffolk Coastal residents are being asked for their comments on a draft plan, which will shape where residential and commercial development could be located during the next 20 years. Beginning on Friday 18 August, a 10-week consultation by SCDC is welcoming comments from residents on the draft Local Plan for Suffolk Coastal which, when finalised, will … Continue reading Have Your Say On Suffolk Coastal Plan

SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

Trinity College – biggest and wealthiest landowner in this part of the world – has once again lobbied the planners at SCDC to reduce its affordable housing quota on its Walton Green project – and this time the council seem to have caved in and are now recommending a reduction to 24% in its report to the planning committee which meets on 17th August. There … Continue reading SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

Councillors and officials at SCDC are celebrating today after East Suffolk secured two prestigious Green Flag Awards; for Felixstowe’s Seafront Gardens and Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad  They are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is … Continue reading