January 2013 Update on Planning Inspection

There is not a huge amount of activity since the Examination in Public hearings which took place in November.  The hearings themselves were very interesting, the Inspector was very fair and gave us “non professionals” a lot of leeway in order to allow us to make our points.  It was the first and only . . . → Read More: January 2013 Update on Planning Inspection

NANT & Waldringfield P.C. lodge Judicial Review

Those who read our regular updates will know of course that it is Waldringfield PC who have lodged the JR.

Please note – the title should of course read “Waldringfield P.C. lodge Judicial Review” and not “NANT and Waldringfield P.C. lodge Judicial Review”.

 

The SCDC Core Strategy pre-submission consultation ended on March 7th.  . . . → Read More: NANT & Waldringfield P.C. lodge Judicial Review

Update on Thursday’s Council meeting (15th Dec 2011)

Before the meeting, a number of NANT supporters formed an extremely well mannered (as always) demonstration to greet the councillors as they arrived. We were happily chatting in the sunshine when the local police arrived. They had received a call asking them to attend because of our demo! It’s flattering in a way that . . . → Read More: Update on Thursday’s Council meeting (15th Dec 2011)

Open Meeting Thursday 8th December 7.30 pm

Please join us for a full update on the campaign to “Stop 2000 houses at BT Martlesham” at Waldringfield Village Hall Thursday 8th December 7.30 pm

NANT on Sky News

Members of NANT’s steering group were interviewed this week about the BT development and the NPPF* by Sky News . We expect the item to be broadcast on Saturday October 1st. We were told that neither BT nor SCDC’s Andy Smith wanted to appear.  See sidebar or click here.

*(National Planning Policy Framework) . . . → Read More: NANT on Sky News

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.

EADT: Council to employ BT “new town” planner

The East Anglian wrote up Suffolk Coastal’s job advert for a planner to manage the BT planning application. Janet Elliot speaking for NANT said the group felt it was “a little premature” for the council to be employing a dedicated officer at time when the Local Development Framework has been put on hold for . . . → Read More: EADT: Council to employ BT “new town” planner

The site for 2,000 homes from the air

Looking East from BT to Deben (Click on picture for full screen image).

NANT invested in some professional aerial photography from www.airshots.co.uk .  The shots show how the urbanisation of Ipswich is encroaching upon the Deben and the abrupt change to a rural environment past the BT site.

The first shot shows the proposed site looking East towards the River Deben and Waldringfield. The population of around . . . → Read More: The site for 2,000 homes from the air

Report of Woodbridge Society meeting on Wednesday 24th November

NANT and BT went head to head on 24th November 2010 at the Woodbridge Society. They had both been invited to put their case before an audience of about 100 members. Both parties were given 20 minutes to explain their case. BT went first and as they took 37 minutes, the NANT presenters did not . . . → Read More: Report of Woodbridge Society meeting on Wednesday 24th November