EADT:Empty property numbers

Campaign group urges housing chiefs to consider empty property numbers. See East Anglian article.

Newmarket LDF, Legally flawed, rejected by High Court

Forest Heath District Council’s Core Strategy, which was similar to SCDC’s in having a large number of homes on a single developer’s site, has been rejected by the High Court as legally flawed. The BBC report tells more.

NANT Update- SCDC LDF consultation dates

Suffolk Coastal has just announced a further round of consultation which will run from 29 November to 23 January.

In the light of the new government’s emerging planning policies SCDC has announced that they have revised some aspect of the LDF (including reducing the total number of houses required in the whole District over . . . → Read More: NANT Update- SCDC LDF consultation dates

Suffolk Coastline Magazine – Issue 45 autumn/winter 2010

Many of you will have received the latest Coastline newsletter from SCDC, and seen the front page article “Help us agree how many homes are needed ” which went on to announce yet another round of public consultation. Some members of the NANT committee observed the Cabinet meeting on 2 November where the Cabinet . . . → Read More: Suffolk Coastline Magazine – Issue 45 autumn/winter 2010

EADT – Sizewell: New N-plant’s £100m a year boost

A new nuclear power station could be worth up to £700m to the Suffolk economy during construction and £40m a year when up and running. The construction period – which could last about six or seven years – is likely to employ between 4,500 and 5,000 people and when complete the power station would . . . → Read More: EADT – Sizewell: New N-plant’s £100m a year boost

Therese Coffey MP – activity in House of Commons

This link gives an up to date account of the subjects raised by our MP in the House. The only one directly relevant to NANT is a question on Option 1 Housing figures:-

Therese Coffey (Suffolk Coastal, Conservative). To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what figures (a) Suffolk Coastal District Council . . . → Read More: Therese Coffey MP – activity in House of Commons

Inspector rejects proposals for greenfield site despite inadequate housing land.

An inspector has rejected housing proposals for a greenfield site in Northamptonshire despite finding that the area lacks an adequate supply of housing land.

An interim policy document focused on the means by which a shortage of housing land in the area could be remedied. The appeal site lay adjacent to a settlement considered . . . → Read More: Inspector rejects proposals for greenfield site despite inadequate housing land.

NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site

NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site but does not see why BT needs the income from sale of greenfield land to pay for maintenance and improvement of its building (this is what BT has said in various documents).  BT’s annual profits to 31 March 2010 were £1.007bn . . . → Read More: NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site

Another 700 houses, how big will the New Town become?

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Woodland near the BT site has just gone on the market with Savills. The 118 acres is advertised as  having possible development angles.Presumably this means building houses so assuming a similar density to that proposed on the BT site there could be another 700 (1). Don’t forget that Bloor Homes have . . . → Read More: Another 700 houses, how big will the New Town become?

Martlesham Parish Council Planning meeting -Bloors application 9 September 2010.

Steve Brown and Martin Price from SCDC attended. The earliest date for going to Development Control Committee was said to be November. Advice was given as to how the application might be considered relative to the saved policies which include:- General policy of restraint Villages should not have estates Countryside should be protected Open spaces between settlements should be protected. . . . → Read More: Martlesham Parish Council Planning meeting -Bloors application 9 September 2010.