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

SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

Trinity College – biggest and wealthiest landowner in this part of the world – has once again lobbied the planners at SCDC to reduce its affordable housing quota on its Walton Green project – and this time the council seem to have caved in and are now recommending a reduction to 24% in its report to the planning committee which meets on 17th August. There … Continue reading SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Winner Pure Conservation 2016 Lych-gate, Kelsale The Quality of Place Award scheme is back for 2017 and Suffolk Coastal is now looking for nominations for the best building designs which contribute to the environment of the district. Launched in 2010, the awards puts the spotlight on the efforts being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the district’s quality through new projects that … Continue reading Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

As housing development continues apace in Walton and Trimley, there seems to be no end to the greed of Trinity College, Cambridge  as they seek to make as much money as possible out of the land. Walton Green North – previously earmarked for a Tescos superstore which was refused – is in the spotlight again as the landowners want to halve the amount of affordable housing … Continue reading Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

After being put up for sale by for £5 million by the previous owners who ran an international school from the site – Bawsdsey Manor has been sold for an undisclosed sum to PGL – an established company that has sites across the whole country offering outdoor adventure holidays for children On their website PGL have announced: “OPENING SUMMER 2017 – Bawdsey Manor, a centre … Continue reading Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire

Designs for Woodbridge’s Deben Pool were met with disparagement when put forward as the first part of Suffolk Coastal’s programme to redevelop three leisure centres. Alternative exterior designs went online the day a committee gathered to discuss plans. But councillors favoured the original drawings – called “immensely crude” by The Independent’s architecture critic, Jay Merrick. Woodbridge Town Council also rued the “missed opportunity” to replace … Continue reading Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire