EADT – No net gains as BT snubs region

Interesting quote about BT not upgrading Broadband in our area.

BT announced this week that more than 74,000 homes and businesses in East Anglia will have access to faster broadband by next spring. Customers will gain access to broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second – more than double the maximum speeds . . . → Read More: EADT – No net gains as BT snubs region

EADT – SCDC Bosses defend planning services

Note that the LDF process was specifically excluded from scrutiny exercise. The EADT reported that:-

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee met at Ufford Park Hotel in Melton, near Woodbridge, yesterday.

Members are currently looking at how the authority’s planning service can be improved and heard from a number of . . . → Read More: EADT – SCDC Bosses defend planning services

EADT June 2009 – Campaigners not welcome during visit

This is an old East Anglian that did not go on the website at the time. There is an interesting remark by Mr. Ridley, SCDC’s Head of Planning:-

Head of planning services Philip Ridley said it was important a site visit took place because the scheme was of major significance for the council . . . → Read More: EADT June 2009 – Campaigners not welcome during visit

Inspector rejects proposals for greenfield site despite inadequate housing land.

An inspector has rejected housing proposals for a greenfield site in Northamptonshire despite finding that the area lacks an adequate supply of housing land.

An interim policy document focused on the means by which a shortage of housing land in the area could be remedied. The appeal site lay adjacent to a settlement considered . . . → Read More: Inspector rejects proposals for greenfield site despite inadequate housing land.

NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site

NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site but does not see why BT needs the income from sale of greenfield land to pay for maintenance and improvement of its building (this is what BT has said in various documents).  BT’s annual profits to 31 March 2010 were £1.007bn . . . → Read More: NANT is not opposed to the creation of jobs on the BT site

SCDC launches consultation on a new draft LDF

Suffolk Coastal District Council has just published a report, to be considered by its Cabinet on 2nd November 2010, which sets out a suggested programme of action for updating the LDF as a result of changes in Government planning policy. They are proposing to publish a revised draft LDF Core Strategy and supporting documentation, . . . → Read More: SCDC launches consultation on a new draft LDF

NANT Car Stickers

Show your support by displaying a car sticker. You can get them from your NANT contacts, at the protest marches or the NANT Info Points in Woodbridge on Saturdays.

Protest march in Woodbridge on November 6th

We will be meeting at the back of the swimming pool at 10.45am for an 11am start.  We are aiming to have at least 350 marchers so please pass on the details of the march to as many people as possible.  We will be printing notices to advertise the march.  We would like to get . . . → Read More: Protest march in Woodbridge on November 6th

Grayling Butterflies found on Waldringfield Heath

A Grayling butterfly was spotted by a retired Suffolk Butterfly Recorder in September, and there are strong indications of a colony at Brett’s Pit. The Grayling is officially listed by national conservation bodies as a threatened species which is currently in decline, and it is obviously important to preserve any existing colonies. BT’s . . . → Read More: Grayling Butterflies found on Waldringfield Heath

Success for Campaign against proposed New Town in Waverly

This is a very similar situation and the campaign was successful. The proposed town was in Surrey between Woking and Crawley.