Who are we? What are we trying to do?
We are a group of local residents, living in or around Ferry Road, Gulpher Road & Marsh Lane in Old Felixstowe. This is currently a pretty, quiet, rural setting, directly adjacent to an AONB (The river Deben estuary). The council (SCDC) have recently changed the local structure plan such that prospective property developers are now being invited to submit planning applications for housing development on the fields bounded by these lanes.
We understand the need for more housing, and do accept that some housing development is necessary in and around Felixstowe.
However, we think that the scale and density of the applications received so far is totally inappropriate for this actual area. The scale and density is being driven by the council (SCDC) planning department, not by the developers.
So far, the council planning department have completely ignored and ridden roughshod over all the objections and suggestions raised by local residents. Even The Felixstowe town council voted to reject the first application – but this was also ignored by SCDC.
SCDC planners currently seem to be fully determined to completely destroy the current peaceful rural nature of this area. This is not an exaggeration.
What have we been doing? – recent updates.
The history of the campaign
How can I help ?
How can I join ?