BT say

BT give extensive coverage of the the first tranche of 2000 homes on their BT Adastral Vision Website. They do not  mention the submissions to the last Government for taking this to 3500 homes by 2031. If you wish to comment directly to the BT development team you can email them at info@adastralvision.com .

BT’s Outline Planning Application

The BT Outline Planning Application (OPA) is currently waiting in the wings. The old (saved) planning policy would not allow the BT plans to go ahead, but the new LDF does allow for 2000 houses near Adastral Park (exactly matching BT’s OPA). NANT is concerned that SCDC will use the Interim LDF to determine the BT planning application even though it has not been tested via the inspection stage nor formally adopted. If SCDC decides to do this, NANT understands that the OPA could go before councillors at a Development Control Committee in October. If that happens, any subsequent changes to the LDF will be too late to have any impact for BT’s OPA.

Here is a light hearted view sent to us last year by a local resident. If there are any further statements from BT we will add them on this page.

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BT vehicle depot – 140 homes – £6m+

A former BT vehicle depot on Cromwell Road in Cambridge with outline planning permission for 140 homes has been sold to Weston Homes for more than the £6 million guide price. See here

BT’s Planning Application is now two years old.

BT profits surge 43% – 35,000 people have lost their jobs

BT profits surge 43% to £781m (half year). BT’s recovery under its chief executive Ian Livingston gathered speed today with half-year profits surging 43% to £781m after another round of cost-cutting. The shares hit an annual high of 168.5p, up 5.7%. Across BT as a whole more than 35,000 people have lost their jobs . . . → Read More: BT profits surge 43% – 35,000 people have lost their jobs

BT plan Wind Farm next to homes in Clare, Suffolk

Another beauty spot is treated to the attentions of BT. Locals have set up a Facebook campaign and there has been coverage from the East Anglian (BT are certainly keeping them busy with stories and, we hope, selling papers). The residents’ comments at the end of the article are well worth a browse.

Here . . . → Read More: BT plan Wind Farm next to homes in Clare, Suffolk

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

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

Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme

Reported in Property Week on August 6th 2,000-home Adastral Park is biggest victim yet of Con-Dem planning policy void. Plans for a huge mixed-use development near Ipswich have been plunged into uncertainty by the government’s planning reforms. BT’s Adastral Park project, which comprises 2,000 homes and 650,000 sq ft of offices, is the largest . . . → Read More: Planning chaos hits huge Ipswich scheme

Suffolk to be 'hit badly' by BT job cuts

EADT article about BT.

BT workers at Adastral Park will be “hit badly” by job cuts in a major blow to the Suffolk economy, a union boss has warned….Read More.