Guardian Piece by Piece Campaign

Piece by Piece is an attempt to pull together the various environmental campaigns around the country. Our local environment is threatened by BT and SCDC.

SCDC meetings in September

Here is the calendar of meetings.

There is a South Area Development Control Sub-Committee onThursday 16 September 2010 Time: 9.00am.

There is a Full Council meeting on Thursday 23 September 2010 Time: 7.30pm.

Government Housing Statistics

Three documents on housing requirements to 2031 here that are of interest.

EADT – Rural communities ‘must seize initiative’

Housing in villages is an issue. Suffolk Coastal aim to concentrate much the district’s new housing on the Adastral Park site. Read what the East Anglian has to say….Read More.

Letter to Secretary of State from Waldringfield resident

Date:16 August 2010

Dear Secretary of State,

Suffolk Coastal District Council have concocted a Local Development Framework which dovetails exactly with the Planning application 09/0555 put forward by BT. Despite your statements on planning policy, specifically the RSS, they propose to use the LDF as interim policy to approve this plan for 2000+ houses . . . → Read More: Letter to Secretary of State from Waldringfield resident

Guardian – Articles on Housing

Background reading from the Guardian.

Social Housing Shortage

Renting Buying

Housing Crisis in the rental market.

New Information about what the Coalition wants to achieve

The Communities and Local Government Webs site – Housing Section has a statement of the Government’s objectives. You may wish to measure the plan of Suffolk Coastal and BT against these.

From The Communities and Local Government Webs site – Housing Section

What we want to achieve Increase the number of houses available to . . . → Read More: New Information about what the Coalition wants to achieve

EADT article – District could lose say on development

The East Anglian today (August14th) published an interview with the Chairman of Waldringfield Parish Council, Ian Kay. The article explains the issues that are facing us and the difficulties that Suffolk Coastal’s policies have caused. It is well worth a read and is currently available online if you do not have a paper copy. . . . → Read More: EADT article – District could lose say on development

Save Trimley Against Growth (STAG)

STAG – the community action group dedicated to preserving the villages of Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin from unnecessary and unwanted large scale housing developments on greenfield land surrounding or close to the Trimley Villages. We have two major opponents :

Trinity College, Cambridge, the major landowners, who have a ‘Vision’ . . . → Read More: Save Trimley Against Growth (STAG)

Write to the Secretary of State to “Call In” the BT application

The Secretary of State said…

“I am writing to you today to highlight our commitment in the coalition agreements where we very clearly set out our intention to rapidly abolish Regional Strategies…”

Write Here, Write Now – On March 18th Suffolk Coastal District Council voted to submit its Local Development Framework to the planning . . . → Read More: Write to the Secretary of State to “Call In” the BT application