Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

Deben High School – formally the Felixstowe Grammar School which was established in the 1930’s and  more recently the home of Felixstowe International Collage after the High School moved to their new building in Walton , is about to be demolished, repurposed and transformed. East Suffolk Council recently exchanged contracts to take ownership of the site from Suffolk County Council, so any chance of this iconic … Continue reading Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

One of the main fall outs from covid has been the increasing frustrations of trying to book appointments with people in authority. However if you are a council tenent it is set to get a little bit easier East Suffolk Council’s housing tenants will soon be able to manage their tenancy using a new online service, due to be launched later this year. A new … Continue reading New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

After standing empty for some time Suffolk County Council have transferred the old Deben School Site to East Suffolk Council  – and they have big plans to redevelop the site for both sport and housing.  Deben High School closed and left the site in 2012, after merging with Orwell High School and the property was vacant for a year before Suffolk County Council leased the … Continue reading Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

As every day brings a new situation – the council is trying to respond as best it can. If you have an ongoing planning application this is the advice from East Suffolk at the moment: East Suffolk Council remains open and appropriately staffed to ensure that the statutory functions of the Planning and Building Control services can continue.  However, in light of Government advice regarding … Continue reading East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

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. … Continue reading Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

East Suffolk Council is to spend almost £300,000 providing accommodation for rough sleepers and those facing homelessness in Felixstowe and Lowestoft. Following a successful application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, East Suffolk Council has been awarded a total of £292,316 to help rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping in the district. This seems like a worthwhile project on … Continue reading Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

Felixstowe Town Council Respond To Local Plan

Felixstowe Town Council have released their official response to the Final Draft of the Local Plan. Although many in the community would maybe wish that their response had been a more robust rejection of everything proposed – realistically that was never going to happen. This is a measured and relatively conservative response in which they sound a positive note that ‘the Final Draft encompasses a … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Respond To Local Plan

Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan

In spite of many protests and much negative feedback SCDC passed the Draft Local Plan unanimously last week, and now it has been published for submission of representations.  In other words this is your last chance to have your say before the Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination. The Suffolk … Continue reading Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan