Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

The old North Sea Hotel site in Sea Road had been an eyesore for many years. A number of times it has looked as though something might be done – only for everything to go quite again. Now FelixstoweSpy has learned that on 5th June a new planning application was put into the council – and work on the new site could be imminent. Back … Continue reading North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Felixstowe Academy has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection. . and comes just weeks after Felixstowe Academy was confirmed as the only secondary school in Suffolk to have fallen below the government’s ‘floor standards’ for academic performance in 2017, when only 48% of GCSE pupils passed both English and Maths. This follows a report in December 2017 which placed East Suffolk … Continue reading Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

SCDC have identified potential sites for 23 new beach huts – but if planning permission is granted 17 of them will impact negatively on Felixstowe’s windsurfing community. In the long term, Suffolk Coastal District Council, which is the landowner and runs the beach hut and chalet service, hopes to create 100 new sites across the District. They of course are trumpeting the fact that this … Continue reading Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

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

Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Following a number of objections – including one from SCDC planning over the site of a large bridleway bridge to be built to enable horses to cross over the line – the proposal to close six footpath crossings on the Felixstowe to Ipswich line will now be decided after a Public Inquiry. The new project, due to be built in 2018-19, is a scaled down … Continue reading Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

On Monday 18th  September from 4 pm – 7.30pm at Felixstowe Town Hall there will be a chance for the public to find out more about the district council’s Local Plan for the area and ask questions or raise issues. With SCDC being overruled recently by the Government after an appeal from Christchurch Estates over their previously rejected plans to build 560 houses on Candlet … Continue reading SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

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

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