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.

The Truth about the LDF Consultation Responses

SCDC have claimed 3.5% support for the Local Development Framework Core Strategy (LDF). This may or may not be accurate, but it is an overall figure that hides the truth: there is virtually no support for the general housing numbers or distribution, or the allocations in the East Ipswich Policy Area (EIPA) or Felixstowe.

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Planning Inspector attaches ‘little weight’ to LDF strategy

In January there was a planning inquiry to decide an appeal by a developer against the refusal by SCDC to grant planning permission for a development close to the site of BT’s application to build 2,000 houses next to Adastral Park. The proposal was for a change of use of agricultural land to allow . . . → Read More: Planning Inspector attaches ‘little weight’ to LDF strategy

EADT: Council to employ BT “new town” planner

The East Anglian wrote up Suffolk Coastal’s job advert for a planner to manage the BT planning application. Janet Elliot speaking for NANT said the group felt it was “a little premature” for the council to be employing a dedicated officer at time when the Local Development Framework has been put on hold for . . . → Read More: EADT: Council to employ BT “new town” planner

The site for 2,000 homes from the air

Looking East from BT to Deben (Click on picture for full screen image).

NANT invested in some professional aerial photography from www.airshots.co.uk .  The shots show how the urbanisation of Ipswich is encroaching upon the Deben and the abrupt change to a rural environment past the BT site.

The first shot shows the proposed site looking East towards the River Deben and Waldringfield. The population of around . . . → Read More: The site for 2,000 homes from the air

Good News – Core Strategy put on hold

This press release from Suffolk Coastal says that the Special Council meeting to approve the LDF on March 9th 2011 is now postponed so that the objection made by Suffolk Wildlife Trust can be studied. The impending District Council elections in May 2011 will mean that the LDF (or RCS as Suffolk Coastal . . . → Read More: Good News – Core Strategy put on hold