Join our protest march on Saturday 18th

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Join our peaceful protest march on Saturday 18th We are marching to raise public awareness and to let the council know the strength of opposition to the development of this new town. We expect it to be a good humoured event that should . . . → Read More: Join our protest march on Saturday 18th

NANT start petition

NANT have opened an online petition which you can sign by clicking on the Go Petition logo on the top right hand corner of this page. Please encourage your friends and family to join you in signing it.

Campaigners call for Norwich strategy review

Campaign groups have written to Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils seeking a review of the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. More:

Tell your friends what's happening

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Pledge Form for Martlesham Heath residents

Word Version of Martlesham Heath Pledge Form for printing

NO ADASTRAL NEW TOWN ON THE HEATH

You will no doubt be aware of and perhaps concerned about the huge development being applied for by BT on Martlesham and Waldringfield Heaths.

Over 2,000 thousand houses, in fact a new town, squashed onto the . . . → Read More: Pledge Form for Martlesham Heath residents

Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment

Wadringfield PC has just responded to a document called ‘Suffolk Estuarine Strategies – Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment: Scoping Consultation Document’. The document contains  useful information about things like sensitive habitats, protected species, tourism and recreation, etc. It also has some superb maps. It doesn’t cover the Adastral site, but it does cover Newbourne Springs, . . . → Read More: Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment

National Biodiversity Network

Another useful source of information is the National Biodiversity Network.

Quarries make good heathland

From the UK biodiversity action website. See Action A8 in UK Biodiversity Plan.

Lowland heathland

See UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Note that under Policy and Legislation it says: “In areas that support lowland heathland, there should be a presumption in favour of re-establishing heathland on derelict land or land that has been used for mineral extraction. (ACTION: DoE, SO, WO).”

Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme

Reported in Property Week on August 6th 2,000-home Adastral Park is biggest victim yet of Con-Dem planning policy void. Plans for a huge mixed-use development near Ipswich have been plunged into uncertainty by the government’s planning reforms. BT’s Adastral Park project, which comprises 2,000 homes and 650,000 sq ft of offices, is the largest . . . → Read More: Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme