Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT  On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

Deben High School – formally the Felixstowe Grammar School which was established in the 1930’s and  more recently the home of Felixstowe International Collage after the High School moved to their new building in Walton , is about to be demolished, repurposed and transformed. East Suffolk Council recently exchanged contracts to take ownership of the site from Suffolk County Council, so any chance of this iconic … Continue reading Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

One of the main fall outs from covid has been the increasing frustrations of trying to book appointments with people in authority. However if you are a council tenent it is set to get a little bit easier East Suffolk Council’s housing tenants will soon be able to manage their tenancy using a new online service, due to be launched later this year. A new … Continue reading New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

After standing empty for some time Suffolk County Council have transferred the old Deben School Site to East Suffolk Council  – and they have big plans to redevelop the site for both sport and housing.  Deben High School closed and left the site in 2012, after merging with Orwell High School and the property was vacant for a year before Suffolk County Council leased the … Continue reading Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

In 2017 – much to the dismay of those who had been campaigning against it – outline planning permission was granted for a development of a new estate comprising 560 houses, shops a community centre and a Care Home abutting Candlet Rd. Now developers Persimmon Homes are asking for pre-application feedback on their proposals for the first phase of a residential development, comprising 262 houses. … Continue reading Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

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

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

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

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