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.

Calculation of five year housing supply figures

A Worcestershire council’s claim that it is impossible to calculate a five-year supply of housing land following abolition of regional spatial strategies (RSSs) has been rejected by an inspector who decided that sufficient information is available. See here.

SCDC Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

This committee met on 17 September 2010 to review the following observations from parishes about the planning process:

A feeling  that town/parish councils’ views were disregarded; A belief that consultation times were too short; Laxness in answering correspondence and telephone messages; Poor feedback; Poor enforcement.

Unfortunately this specifically omitted the LDF. Minutes of . . . → Read More: SCDC Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

NANT’s Protest Fleet

Watch out for NANT’s mobile protest fleet around Martlesham Heath and Woodbridge.

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EADT – Protesters march through Woodbridge

Coverage of the “No Adastral New Town” (NANT) protest March through Woodbridge on Saturday 18th September in the East Anglian Daily Times.

Protest over 2,000 new homes on Surrey Aerodrome

Does this sound familiar? BBC report here.

Radio Suffolk – Protest against 2,000 homes plan at Martlesham Heath

Link to BBC website article here.

EADT – Planning service under the microscope

The meeting heard there was a perception that many decisions were made behind closed doors between developers and planners and that residents’ views were a “mere inconvenience”…….Read the full article in the East Anglian Daily Times

EADT – Protest planned over 2,000 new homes

This EADT article (click here to open it) is great publicity although we would question the comment regarding 2000 jobs being created.  They are going to send a photographer for the start of the march on Saturday – so lets make sure we have a good turnout and get some cracking pictures for the . . . → Read More: EADT – Protest planned over 2,000 new homes

SCC ESTIMATES OF TOTAL POPULATION OF AREAS IN SUFFOLK 2001 – 2008

Is here.