NANT Update-March 2016

Various actions have been taking place since the last update but the ongoing legal process has been rather like trudging through treacle.  Here is a brief summary of the last 12 months.

 Our case was heard by the Court of Appeal but its ruling in February last year went against us, even though the . . . → Read More: NANT Update-March 2016

NANT Response to recent articles in the EADT-March 2016

The EADT has recently carried several articles regarding Housing Development in the areas around Martlesham, Woodbridge and Kesgrave.  The quotations from District Councillors Holdcroft and Smith indicate that these councillors are suffering from significant short-term memory loss.  If not, then the only conclusion is that they are displaying rank hypocrisy and double standards.

The . . . → Read More: NANT Response to recent articles in the EADT-March 2016

NANT Supreme Court appeal launched

Read the article in the East Anglian here.

NANT Press Release 10.15am Tuesday 17th February 2015

We are very disappointed that the Court of Appeal has turned down No Adastral New Town’s (NANT’s) appeal concerning the allocation of 2000 houses at BT’s Adastral Park site at Martlesham as part of Suffolk Coastal District Council’s core strategy.

NANT had succeeded in the High Court in establishing that SCDC’s process of selecting . . . → Read More: NANT Press Release 10.15am Tuesday 17th February 2015

Update on the Appeal Hearing Jan 21/22 2015

The first day of the hearing was our opportunity to explain in more detail our grounds for questioning some elements of the judgement against us at the High Court hearing last February.  Richard made our case very clearly (to our ears anyway).  The atmosphere was relatively relaxed,  the judges appeared to listen carefully to what Richard said, . . . → Read More: Update on the Appeal Hearing Jan 21/22 2015

High court appeal – some comments from NANT

Lord Justice Clarke’s decision indicates that the issues raised by NANT have sufficient merit to justify examination by three senior judges in the Court of Appeal.

We feel that this vindicates our decision to start our legal action. We did not make that decision lightly but the SCDC’s intransigence left us with little choice.

. . . → Read More: High court appeal – some comments from NANT

Legal claim lodged against SCDC

As you are aware SCDC “adopted” the Core Strategy (CS) on July 5th. The CS contains the policies for the Suffolk Coastal District by which all planning matters/applications are judged.

The CS includes the allocation of 2000 houses at the site specific location of BT Adastral Park. This allocation matches exactly the BT Planning . . . → Read More: Legal claim lodged against SCDC

Bad News 8th June 2013

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news and spoil your weekend – the Inspector has approved the Core Strategy – see here – there is an article in the EADT online – it is also in the actual paper click here..

Having read the report, albeit very swiftly, we are very disappointed that . . . → Read More: Bad News 8th June 2013

January 2013 Update on Planning Inspection

There is not a huge amount of activity since the Examination in Public hearings which took place in November.  The hearings themselves were very interesting, the Inspector was very fair and gave us “non professionals” a lot of leeway in order to allow us to make our points.  It was the first and only . . . → Read More: January 2013 Update on Planning Inspection

NANT update on Council meeting 26th April 2012

There were around 70 members of the public – I think all were supporters. The EADT was there, taking lots of photos in the hall before we started and we are on the front page of the EADT.  (more BBC coverage here). We moved inside fairly quickly as the councillors were going in through . . . → Read More: NANT update on Council meeting 26th April 2012