Norwich:Call for resignations over flawed Norfolk homes blueprint

A High Court judge has ordered that part of a controversial blueprint for 37,000 new homes in the Norwich area will have to go back out for consultation. Fingers crossed the same happens in Suffolk Coastal.

Read the article in the Norwich Evening News.

BBC coverage of similar issues in Ipswich

Ipswich campaigners tell planners ‘jobs not houses’.  Campaigners say there is no proven need for the amount of new housing that is being proposed for Ipswich. The government’s Planning Inspectorate has held a public hearing about Ipswich Borough Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF).The council’s plan allows for 15,000 homes to be built by 2027, including . . . → Read More: BBC coverage of similar issues in Ipswich

EADT:Tendring U-turn on housing plans

The Council for the Clacton area has responded to a 2000 signature petition (ours was nearer 4,000) and agreed to re-think its Local Development Framework. Earlier on locals said about the houses: “They should be spread across the area.” and “Bockings Elm and Sladburys Lane should not be used as a dumping ground.” Here . . . → Read More: EADT:Tendring U-turn on housing plans

A similar situation in Clacton – 900 homes

A campaign group fighting plans for a massive housing development on their doorstep will deliver a petition signed by around 2,500 people to council bosses.

Land between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea has been earmarked as a potential site for about 900 new homes in Tendring District Council’s blueprint for future growth. Sladbury’s Lane Protest Group . . . → Read More: A similar situation in Clacton – 900 homes

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.

EADT – Felixstowe, Worrying time for our countryside

Similar concerns, on a smaller scale, for the Felixstowe area. See here.

Stour and Orwell Society

The Stour and Orwell Society have been fighting the National Air Traffic Scheme and the Ganges Housing development with some success.

Guardian Piece by Piece Campaign

Adastral Park Redevelopment Project: Greenfields under threat – Plans for new town could affect Deben Estuary in Suffolk.

Go to Guardian Campaign page.

The Unsuitablog Exposing Ethical Hypocrites Everywhere!

The environmental Blog ” The Unsuitableblog” has noticed what’s going on here and added their own viewpoint. Read their article here.

BT plan Wind Farm next to homes in Clare, Suffolk

Another beauty spot is treated to the attentions of BT. Locals have set up a Facebook campaign and there has been coverage from the East Anglian (BT are certainly keeping them busy with stories and, we hope, selling papers). The residents’ comments at the end of the article are well worth a browse.

Here . . . → Read More: BT plan Wind Farm next to homes in Clare, Suffolk