Local Plan Approved by SCDC In Spite of Community Opposition

On Thursday night SCDC’s controversial Local Plan for the Felixstowe peninsula was voted through despite a strong show of opposition from local residents and community action groups. The Local Plan has been two years in the making and identifies land to build 10,476 new houses by 2036, including a 2000 home ‘Garden Village’ in North Felixstowe and a huge container park on Innocence Farm, Kirton. … Continue reading Local Plan Approved by SCDC In Spite of Community Opposition

Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

There has been much debate on social media about SCDC’s Local Plan which advocates large swathes of house building on AONB within the Felixstowe peninsular and the controversial Innocent Farm proposal of a massive Port Of Felixstowe warehouse and distribution site for Kirton, which will increase traffic ten fold and probably involve re locating Trimley St Martin School. Now our MP Dr Therese Coffey, has … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

On Thursday night Felixstowe Town Council formerly accepted SCDC’s controversial Local Plan in principal – with its main proposal being a 2000 home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood being created on land that is an AONB site. In spite of a good deal of growing community opposition only three councillors voted against adopting the plan – the Labour Cllrs Mike Deacon and Kimberly Williams and Conservative … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

The Suffolk Coastal First Draft Local Plan has been published for public consultation and you need to make your comments by 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018 Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation. The main areas of concern for the Felixstowe peninsular are the proposals for over 2000 new homes in North Felixstowe covering an AONB, more development … Continue reading First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation and there will be a drop in session at Felixstowe Town Hall on Thursday 2nd August from 4pm – 7.30pm for you to have a look and put forward your views. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over … Continue reading SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Incredible Reproduction of The Bayeux Tapestry Comes To Suffolk

An exhibition featuring a painstakingly accurate copy of The Bayeux Tapestry, which took 33 years to complete, has opened on our doorstep at the new council offices in Melton – and I would urge you to get along to see it. The original tapestry was actually created by English nuns and depicts the events that led up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 when … Continue reading Incredible Reproduction of The Bayeux Tapestry Comes To Suffolk

Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

Buildings bringing the best in design and conservation to Suffolk Coastal were recognised at the Quality of Place Awards on Wednesday 22 November – and the Bartlet Convalescent Home redevelopment by Gipping Homes was a winner. Back for the seventh year, the awards were held at East Suffolk House in Melton and also included a talk by London based architect, Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer … Continue reading Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

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

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