sky coverage of NANT 1st Oct


The story so far

BT Submitted a planning application in 2008 ,  followed by another in 2009, to build 2000 homes on the greenfield site to the south and east of the BT site adjacent to the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Also in October 2008  BT wrote to the East of England Regional Assembly in response to a request  saying that their site could potentially accommodate up to 3500 homes. Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) have produced a "Local Development Framework" (LDF) . There was significant public opposition to the policies chosen and none of our local representatives voted for it.

Our mission

NANT's mission is to protect the quality of the environment and local communities in the area currently threatened by Suffolk Coastal District Council's planning strategy and BT's planning application. Their proposal is to build at least 2,000 houses on greenfield land next to Adastral Park. We oppose BT's planning application and the Local Development Framework in its current form. We are working to persuade Suffolk Coastal District Council to use the opportunity opened up by the coalition government’s changed policies to consider other options. We are not opposed to house building, but we dispute the figures for the number of houses needed. We are pushing for a reassessment of actual housing need. We want to see the area next to Adastral Park retained as farm land or restored to its original heathland state. We want Suffolk Coastal to distribute future housing over a number of smaller developments across the district, and better meet the need for affordable housing in rural areas.

Reasons to reject the plan

The area’s rural character. Impact on the environment. Worsening traffic congestion. Building on Greenfield land. Destroy nearby villages. Exacerbate climate change. The local education system. Housing won’t be near the jobs. It will be an eyesore. New ‘community’ isolated. Houses aren’t needed for jobs. Planning Application premature. More:

NANT Update January 2018

SCDC approve the Outline Planning Application for 2000 houses at Adastral Park

NANT supporters have, for a number of years, challenged the way in which Suffolk Coastal selected the site at Adastral Park for an allocation of 2000 houses, and in doing so, mirrored an outline planning application put forward by BT in 2009.

. . . → Read More: NANT Update January 2018

Suffolk Coastal approves 2,000 homes at Adastral Park

See EADT article

CEG Meetings

Dear NANT supporter You may already be aware that a developer/land promoter, CEG,  has recently bought the land around BT Adastral Park.   Notification of the public consultation meetings being held by the new owners have recently been sent to all households in the local communities.  The meetings will be in Martlesham on December 1st and Waldringfield . . . → Read More: CEG Meetings

EADT:Adastral Park 2,000-home community could be under way in 2017

CEG, a land promotion and property company specialising in the promotion of large scale development opportunities throughout the UK, is negotiating with BT to purchase the site. Read article in EADT


NANT Update-March 2016

Various actions have been taking place since the last update but the ongoing legal process has been rather like trudging through treacle.  Here is a brief summary of the last 12 months.

 Our case was heard by the Court of Appeal but its ruling in February last year went against us, even though the . . . → Read More: NANT Update-March 2016

NANT Response to recent articles in the EADT-March 2016

The EADT has recently carried several articles regarding Housing Development in the areas around Martlesham, Woodbridge and Kesgrave.  The quotations from District Councillors Holdcroft and Smith indicate that these councillors are suffering from significant short-term memory loss.  If not, then the only conclusion is that they are displaying rank hypocrisy and double standards.

The . . . → Read More: NANT Response to recent articles in the EADT-March 2016

EADT:NANT takes Martlesham homes protest to Europe

Campaigners who fought proposals for 2,000 new homes at BT’s Adastral Park site are preparing to lodge a formal complaint to the European Commission. See full article.

EADT:Rapid progress at last being made on Adastral Park plans

Moves to build 2,000 new homes at BT’s Adastral Park site have kick-started into action – and developers believe work on the first properties could begin in early 2018. More……

EADT:Supreme Court rejects appeal

See EADT coverage here.

NANT Supreme Court appeal launched

Read the article in the East Anglian here.