Environmental Impact

Reference documents and links relating to Environmental Impact.

See also NANT response to SCDC’s Local Development Framework

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

Stour and Orwell Society

The Stour and Orwell Society have been fighting the National Air Traffic Scheme and the Ganges Housing development with some success.

EADT – Villagers’ new hope for long-awaited bypass

EADT article about a bypass further up the A12 needed because of Sizewell and comments about how this might lead to the Northern bypass coming in at Martlesham.

Guardian Piece by Piece Campaign

Adastral Park Redevelopment Project: Greenfields under threat – Plans for new town could affect Deben Estuary in Suffolk.

Go to Guardian Campaign page.

The Unsuitablog Exposing Ethical Hypocrites Everywhere!

The environmental Blog ” The Unsuitableblog” has noticed what’s going on here and added their own viewpoint. Read their article here.

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

Grayling Butterflies found on Waldringfield Heath

A Grayling butterfly was spotted by a retired Suffolk Butterfly Recorder in September, and there are strong indications of a colony at Brett’s Pit. The Grayling is officially listed by national conservation bodies as a threatened species which is currently in decline, and it is obviously important to preserve any existing colonies. BT’s . . . → Read More: Grayling Butterflies found on Waldringfield Heath

NANT planning objection to Foxburrow Farm Caravans

To: The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN 14 October 2010

Appeal Reference APP/J3530/A/10/2135196 NWF (appeal against refusal of planning permission)

Suffolk Coastal District Council Planning Application  C/10/0941 Change of use of agricultural land for storage of up to 200 caravans, Foxburrow Farm, Waldringfield Road, Brightwell, Suffolk

Dear Sir,

I am writing on behalf . . . → Read More: NANT planning objection to Foxburrow Farm Caravans

Letter to EADT – Adastral housing decisions ..closely watched

Sir. —Many of Suffolk’s residents will be wondering if Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) ever listens to the voice of the people. Your correspondent Anne Maddison’s informative letter about the ecology (EADT, October 1) exemplifies another aspect of the widely felt sense of dismay over the council-inspired proposal for major development on the BT . . . → Read More: Letter to EADT – Adastral housing decisions ..closely watched

Letter to EADT – BT site & the environment


It would be interesting to know just how much time, money and carbon emissions from travel have been expended in setting up all the wildlife and environmental protection zones declared by governments internationally, nationally and locally.  However as one branch of an organisation is doing this very well worthwhile task other branches of . . . → Read More: Letter to EADT – BT site & the environment

Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment

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

National Biodiversity Network

Another useful source of information is the National Biodiversity Network.

Quarries make good heathland

From the UK biodiversity action website. See Action A8 in UK Biodiversity Plan.

Lowland heathland

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).”

Guardian Piece by Piece Campaign

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.

Waldringfield Wildlife Group – BT Application

Response from WWGroup PDF format.

Philip Ridley                                                                                                                                                     25 February 2010

Head of Planning Services

Suffolk Coastal District Council

Melton Hill


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

Waldringfield Wildlife Group – LDF response

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