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

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

Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire

Designs for Woodbridge’s Deben Pool were met with disparagement when put forward as the first part of Suffolk Coastal’s programme to redevelop three leisure centres. Alternative exterior designs went online the day a committee gathered to discuss plans. But councillors favoured the original drawings – called “immensely crude” by The Independent’s architecture critic, Jay Merrick. Woodbridge Town Council also rued the “missed opportunity” to replace … Continue reading Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire

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

Realisation Of Massive Business Park At Kirton Moves Closer

Proposals for a massive business park in Kirton, which was originally put forward in 2009 and opposed again in 2012, has raised its head again with landowners Trinity College, Cambridge submitting an outline planning proposal to SCDC entitled ‘Proposed Scoping Opinion for proposed logistics facility’  for the development on the Innocence Farm site. The Port of Felixstowe has been looking for more land to expand … Continue reading Realisation Of Massive Business Park At Kirton Moves Closer