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

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

Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

As housing development continues apace in Walton and Trimley, there seems to be no end to the greed of Trinity College, Cambridge  as they seek to make as much money as possible out of the land. Walton Green North – previously earmarked for a Tescos superstore which was refused – is in the spotlight again as the landowners want to halve the amount of affordable housing … Continue reading Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

Two New Housing Developments Given Green Light

Suffolk Coastal councillors have given approval for the 98 new homes between The Josselyns and Thurmans Lane, Trimley St Mary, despite huge opposition from villagers worried about traffic, loss of farmland, over-stretched health services, a paucity of shops, and not enough school places. Bloor Homes is undertaking the development, which will be known as Thurmans Grove. It will include a new access road off The … Continue reading Two New Housing Developments Given Green Light

New Homes Approved For Felixstowe and Leiston – But Turned Down For Woodbridge!

Approval has finally been granted to Trinity College, Cambridge to develop the Walton Green site – with a 385 house development between Walton High St and Candlet Rd opposite a site already approved for 190 homes beside the Felixstowe Academy. Opposition groups had fought a long battle to try and prevent a Tesco on the site – but that win has not prevented this development … Continue reading New Homes Approved For Felixstowe and Leiston – But Turned Down For Woodbridge!