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

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

We may have had our worlds turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic – but local planning never sleeps. And in spite of the fact it is often felt the views of the public are routinely ignored – nevertheless the Council still have a legislative duty to submit proposed plans to the local public for their views. The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

While the rest of us are in lockdown – developers have been hard at work pushing forward proposals and seeking to finalise planning permission on a number of controversial developments on the Felixstowe peninsula. At a time when emergency measures have had to be brought in to discuss planning applications – public meetings are banned and it is very difficult for town and parish councils … Continue reading Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

As every day brings a new situation – the council is trying to respond as best it can. If you have an ongoing planning application this is the advice from East Suffolk at the moment: East Suffolk Council remains open and appropriately staffed to ensure that the statutory functions of the Planning and Building Control services can continue.  However, in light of Government advice regarding … Continue reading East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

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

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

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

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