Here we list some reference links that give background information. There is a separate page for access to some relevant websites.
The brochure can be viewed by clicking on the image below:-
Here is the covering letter:-
15th July 2011
Full Council will shortly be debating the LDF/Core Strategy at the special meeting on 27th July. Possibly the most important Council Meeting in our lifetime. Much of the Core Strategy document has . . . → Read More: Brocure and covering letter to Councillors
SCDC have updated two documents which form part of the Local Development framework (LDF). They are:
Appropriate Assessment (AA). This is written by Landscape Partnership on behalf of SCDC, and assesses the LDF Core Strategy and the policies it contains, to see how it impacts nearby environmentally sensitive sites, referred to as ‘Natura 2000’ . . . → Read More: More detail on responding
This document outlines the changes made to the Appropriate Assessment (AA) of SCDC’s LDF Core Strategy. It does not attempt to provide a detailed criticism of the AA, and the changes it mentions are only the major ones. Its purpose is to help people respond to the current consultation (which ends on the . . . → Read More: Changes to the Appropriate Assessment
This document outlines the changes made to the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the policies in SCDC’s LDF Core Strategy. It does not attempt to provide a detailed criticism of the SA, and the changes it mentions are only the major ones. Its purpose is to help people respond to the current consultation (which . . . → Read More: Changes to the Sustainability Appraisal
The current consultation is quite technical in that it is specifically about the Appropriate Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal. The council has changed some words in the revised documents, but these changes do not of themselves change the underlying issue that NANT raised – namely that their assumptions about the impact of the Deben estuary sensitive . . . → Read More: Responding to the SCDC Consultation
Comments are invited by the Council only on the updated Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment documents over a 6 week period starting 30th August 2011 and ending 14th October 2011. We will try to publish a version of the each document showing the changes from the last version. This should reduce the work involved . . . → Read More: SCDC Consultation Documents – updated 30th August
The council have now arranged dates for Cabinet and Full Council meetings as follows:-
Cabinet – Friday 8 July 2011 at 9.30 am – venue Trinity Park Conference Centre Council – Wednesday 27 July 2011 at 9.30 am – venue Trinity park Conference Centre
Several updates have been made to the LDF supporting documents . . . → Read More: Dates for Council LDF meetings
Here are the responses to the council’s consultation submitted by NANT and on our behalf by our professional advisors:-
NANT response to LDF 23rd Jan 2011
Planning Consultants, Peecock Short Peecock Short Representation on behalf of NANT
Richard Buxton, Environment and Public Law Solicitors Buxton Representation to SCDC
. . . → Read More: NANT responses to the LDF Consultation
Useful site for queries on SCC and SCDC. www.whatdotheyknow.com
Aldringham cum Thorpe Blaxhall Blythburgh Boyton Brandeston Bruisyard Butley, Capel St Andrew & Wantisden Campsea Ashe Chediston and Linstead Darsham Dennington Eyke Farnham with Stratford St Andrew Friston GreatBealings Great Glemham Grundisburgh & Culpho Kelsale-cum-Carlton Kettleburgh Kirton and Falkenham Levington and Stratton Hall Little Bealings Martlesham Melton Middleton cum Fordley Nacton Newbourne . . . → Read More: List of Parish council websites
Suffolk Coastal District Council – Suffolk Coastal District Employment Study 2006
The document Driving the Haven Gateway Forward: The Economic Impact of the Ports & Logistics Sector – has appeared on the SCDC website since 11th August , even though the document is dated May. It seems odd that such report can be produced for the Ports sector, whilst there is NO hard information about current . . . → Read More: Jobs study done for Port but NOT Adastral site
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
Another useful source of information is the National Biodiversity Network.
From the UK biodiversity action website. See Action A8 in UK Biodiversity Plan.
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).”
Three documents on housing requirements to 2031 here that are of interest.
Bloors submit planning application for 281 homes on Mr Pipe’s field opposite the Black Tiles (details here). Site plan is available for download (see here). We have yet to see the detailed application. If you are concerned about this application a copy should soon be available at the Parish Council Offices in the old . . . → Read More: Planning application for 281 homes on field opposite the Black Tiles
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Draft Report, Suffolk Coastal District Council, May 2010
We have this available in Word Format if required.
See this link “Planning Application C09/0555 – Refurbishment of Adastral Park & development of adjoining land…”
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORT APRIL 2010 2,000 HOMES FOR MARTLESHAM NOW MORE LIKELY Having just returned from the Suffolk Coastal Full Council meeting to agree that the LDF Core Strategy document be submitted for examination in public by an independent inspector (likely to happen in Autumn 2010) and to . . . → Read More: John Kelso report
FULL COUNCIL MEETING 18 March – full text of the speeches made by our Councillors
FULL COUNCIL MEETING 18 March – Minutes
CABINET MEETING 24 February – Minutes
HAVING YOUR SAY – SCDC’s guide to Public speaking at the Council’s Development Control meetings
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORKS – Examining Development Plan Documents: Procedures Guidance
. . . → Read More: Collected Documents
Some notes of the Cabinet meeting now available – NANT Comments on the SCDC Cabinet Meeting – 24th Feb 2010
Sent by NANT to all Members of the Council asking them to delay approving the Core Strategy until after the election (both Conservative and Liberal policies would see the current housing targets scrapped).
Response from WWGroup PDF format.
Philip Ridley 25 February 2010
Head of Planning Services
Suffolk Coastal District Council
Suffolk IP12 1AU
Dear Mr Ridley,
Adastral Park Revised Planning Application, January 2010, No. C09/0555 Summary
1. The revised plan grossly underestimates the potential increase in recreational use of the Deben Estuary AONB . . . → Read More: Waldringfield Wildlife Group – BT Application
Documents submitted – NANT Response to BT additional documents Issued Jan 2010 and Response from Waldringfield Wildlife Group
The Minutes of the Scrutiny Committee are now available HERE
WWGletterOnLDFplans PDF format.
17 November 2009
Text prepared for the response to Suffolk Coastal District Council’s LDF plans for a new housing development East of Ipswich at Martlesham
Waldringfield Wildlife Group strongly opposes the increase in housing allocation on the Adastral Park site because of its close proximity to the Deben Estuary which . . . → Read More: Waldringfield Wildlife Group – LDF response