Examination Calendar

Tuesday 23 October 10am – (all day) The Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew Matter 1 – Spatial Strategy and Distribution of Development Wednesday 24 October 10am – (all day) The Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew Matter 2 – Housing Thursday 25 October 10am – (all day) The Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew Matter . . . → Read More: Examination Calendar

Suffolk Coastal: Rebel councillor explains walkout

See EADT article here.

EADT:Suffolk Coastal: Council presses ahead

Protestors joined a handful of dissident councillors in making their feelings clear at a decisive meeting into future housing development in Suffolk Coastal. Read more..

Norwich:Call for resignations over flawed Norfolk homes blueprint

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.

EADT:Legal fight looms over homes plan.

Planners have been accused of “jumping the gun” by voting through a core development strategy that will lead to thousands of homes being built in the Suffolk Coastal district over the next 16 years.  Protesters pledged to seek a judicial review …….. See the full coverage.

EADT:Council gives green light to plan for thousands of homes at Adastral Park

PLANNERS have today given the go-ahead to controversial proposals to build thousands of extra homes across the Suffolk Coastal district. See full coverage…

Ultimatum delivered to Suffolk Coastal District Council

“Amend the LDF or we will take the Council to Court.”

Two days before Suffolk Coastal District Council is due to hold a Cabinet Meeting to recommend the Local Development Framework (LDF), NANT has directed the Council to statements made in the environment study, the Appropriate Assessment (AA) , carried out by the Council’s . . . → Read More: Ultimatum delivered to Suffolk Coastal District Council

Responding to the LDF Consultation

We only have until January 23rd to respond to the consultation. The strategy is still for 2,000 houses to the south and east of Adastral Park. The case for putting 31% of the planned housing growth in the Ipswich Plan Area (ie around Martlesham including BT’s site) is by no means proven. We . . . → Read More: Responding to the LDF Consultation

LDF Consultation has begun 29th November

Extract and links from SCDC planning website:

Core Strategy review and consultation - Since coming to power in May, the Government has implemented a raft of changes which impact on the planning system. In particular, they have told all councils that regional targets for new homes (Regional Spatial Strategies) will be abolished and that each . . . → Read More: LDF Consultation has begun 29th November

EADT – Sizewell: New N-plant’s £100m a year boost

A new nuclear power station could be worth up to £700m to the Suffolk economy during construction and £40m a year when up and running. The construction period – which could last about six or seven years – is likely to employ between 4,500 and 5,000 people and when complete the power station would . . . → Read More: EADT – Sizewell: New N-plant’s £100m a year boost