We are not alone with our problem. Here are links to some similar campaigns in Suffolk Coastal and elsewhere in the wider region.
A High Court judge has ordered that part of a controversial blueprint for 37,000 new homes in the Norwich area will have to go back out for consultation. Fingers crossed the same happens in Suffolk Coastal.
Read the article in the Norwich Evening News.
Ipswich campaigners tell planners ‘jobs not houses’. Campaigners say there is no proven need for the amount of new housing that is being proposed for Ipswich. The government’s Planning Inspectorate has held a public hearing about Ipswich Borough Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF).The council’s plan allows for 15,000 homes to be built by 2027, including . . . → Read More: BBC coverage of similar issues in Ipswich
The Council for the Clacton area has responded to a 2000 signature petition (ours was nearer 4,000) and agreed to re-think its Local Development Framework. Earlier on locals said about the houses: “They should be spread across the area.” and “Bockings Elm and Sladburys Lane should not be used as a dumping ground.” Here . . . → Read More: EADT:Tendring U-turn on housing plans
A campaign group fighting plans for a massive housing development on their doorstep will deliver a petition signed by around 2,500 people to council bosses.
Land between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea has been earmarked as a potential site for about 900 new homes in Tendring District Council’s blueprint for future growth. Sladbury’s Lane Protest Group . . . → Read More: A similar situation in Clacton – 900 homes
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.
Similar concerns, on a smaller scale, for the Felixstowe area. See here.
The Stour and Orwell Society have been fighting the National Air Traffic Scheme and the Ganges Housing development with some success.
Adastral Park Redevelopment Project: Greenfields under threat – Plans for new town could affect Deben Estuary in Suffolk.
Go to Guardian Campaign page.
The environmental Blog ” The Unsuitableblog” has noticed what’s going on here and added their own viewpoint. Read their article here.
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
This is a very similar situation and the campaign was successful. The proposed town was in Surrey between Woking and Crawley.
Does this sound familiar? BBC report here.
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
Campaign groups have written to Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils seeking a review of the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. See Planning Daily.
Campaign groups have written to Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils seeking a review of the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. More:
Piece by Piece is an attempt to pull together the various environmental campaigns around the country. Our local environment is threatened by BT and SCDC.
STAG – the community action group dedicated to preserving the villages of Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin from unnecessary and unwanted large scale housing developments on greenfield land surrounding or close to the Trimley Villages. We have two major opponents :
Trinity College, Cambridge, the major landowners, who have a ‘Vision’ . . . → Read More: Save Trimley Against Growth (STAG)
After campaigning on their own for many years about the damage being inflicted on their communities by the ever increasing numbers of heavy lorries eight Suffolk Parish Councils joined forces in 1997 to form the Save our Rural Roads Campaign (SORR). This movement was instigated by Grundisburgh & Culpho Parish Council. Membership has now . . . → Read More: Campaign to Save our Rural Roads
Another local Facebook Campaign. These all need cross linking.
A facebook group up to get a petition together for stopping the adastral new town , please join and share your views. i intend to show this to the council once we have enough people together. This had 185 members at the time of posting.
This is the Stop Stansted Exapansion website. Worth a look. They have a Paypal button for contributions.
Another campaign to stop a 3000 home ECO “Village”. Worth browsing for how they are running their campaign. See their website here.
WPC have been active on the LDF and BT application from the outset. See their site here.