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

New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

Are you worried about the proposals for the Felixstowe Peninsular contained in the Local Plan? Do you feel our councilors are not doing enough to speak for the concerns of local residents? Do you feel it’s time to stand up and say ‘No More’? This week Kirton and Trimley Community Action Group (Kirton Land Grab)  staged a protest outside the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club where … Continue reading New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

There has been much debate on social media about SCDC’s Local Plan which advocates large swathes of house building on AONB within the Felixstowe peninsular and the controversial Innocent Farm proposal of a massive Port Of Felixstowe warehouse and distribution site for Kirton, which will increase traffic ten fold and probably involve re locating Trimley St Martin School. Now our MP Dr Therese Coffey, has … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

On Thursday night Felixstowe Town Council formerly accepted SCDC’s controversial Local Plan in principal – with its main proposal being a 2000 home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood being created on land that is an AONB site. In spite of a good deal of growing community opposition only three councillors voted against adopting the plan – the Labour Cllrs Mike Deacon and Kimberly Williams and Conservative … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

The Suffolk Coastal First Draft Local Plan has been published for public consultation and you need to make your comments by 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018 Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation. The main areas of concern for the Felixstowe peninsular are the proposals for over 2000 new homes in North Felixstowe covering an AONB, more development … Continue reading First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

Although the idea was only recently touted at a public meeting – and there it was insisted that this was early days and a full consultation process would be gone through – a planning application for a proposed development of a new beach front café on Martello Park has already been submitted by Suffolk Coastal District Council to itself! The proposal sets out plans for … Continue reading SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront