New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

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

South Seafront Restaurant Proposal Becomes Reality

Have you got dreams of running a seafront restaurant? Think you might have the entrepreneurial skills to make it work in this straightened economic climate? Well this may be your opportunity as East Suffolk Council have launched the search to find an operator to run their new café/restaurant being planned for the South Seafront in Felixstowe. This proposal was first unveiled at a Felixstowe Horizons … Continue reading South Seafront Restaurant Proposal Becomes Reality

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

Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

We live in an age of austerity and cuts. Services like youth centres and mental health support slashed, rural bus routes removed, payments introduced for removal of green waste and just recently swinging cuts to funding for the vital work of CAB. We are told councils are strapped for cash – so we must just knuckle down and accept it. Yet just recently there have … Continue reading Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

So M& S is closing – in spite of many valiant protests from the community and local businesses. Not really surprising in this climate with retail being squeezed by business rates and a change of shopping habits re the internet. What was surprising was the reaction by Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development. Given … Continue reading M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

East Suffolk is becoming increasingly important nationally for providing electricity for the nation – with a series of major projects in the pipeline. Estimates suggest that this area will be responsible for a quarter of the country’s electricity supply by the 2030s. But the infrastructure projects to generate and produce this electricity obviously have a major effect on the environment and the local communities. So … Continue reading Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

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

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

SCDC Consultation on New Dog Controls – Have Your Say

The thorny question of whether dogs should be kept on leads in certain areas of the town has raised its head again – with the council now asking for the publics views on a range of measures which could be implemented In recent months, the Council has introduced a number of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). These have been largely to replace existing byelaws across … Continue reading SCDC Consultation on New Dog Controls – Have Your Say