Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

Felixstowe: Councillors to meet over superstore project

18:15 22 January 2013

The old railways sidings site where Albourne Properties propose to build a new superstore for Felixstowe - looking from the Garrison Lane bridge back towards the town centre.

The old railways sidings site where Albourne Properties propose to build a new superstore for Felixstowe - looking from the Garrison Lane bridge back towards the town centre.

Archant

A NEW date has been announced for a special meeting for councillors to consider proposals for a multi-million pound new superstore close to the town centre.

shares

Albourne Property plc has submitted plans for a 30,000 sq ft supermarket on a brownfield site, old railway sidings off Railway Approach in Felixstowe.

In addition, plans have been lodged for a similar size Tesco superstore at Walton Green – but this will not be on the agenda and will be discussed at a future meeting.

Felixstowe Town Council will give its views to Suffolk Coastal, which will make the final decision, on the Albourne Property plan after the meeting of its plans committee on Wednesday, January 30 at 9.30am.

A high level of interest from residents is expected and so the meeting will be held at Walton Community Hall.

“The normal plans committee protocol will apply, with the meeting open to members of the public, with no right of speech at the town council plans committee – though it is available at the district council development control meeting,” said a town council spokeswoman.

“Any written representations to the plans committee with regard to this application should be addressed to the clerk Caroline Barrett and will be copied for plans committee members to consider during their overall consideration of the planning application.”

No operator has been chosen for the store yet, but the developers say it will bring 80 full-time and 80 part-time jobs, plus hundreds of construction jobs.

The development site is two acres between the railway line and the rear of homes in High Road West. It stretches to the Garrison Lane bridge, where delivery lorries would enter the site at the traffic lights, while Station Approach would be widened to cope with extra car traffic. Improvements would also be made to rail passenger facilities.

■ Will the superstore bring more people into Felixstowe to shop? Give your views below.

Related articles

shares

3 comments

  • Lets hope common sense prevails and both councils reject this inhuman development.

    Report this comment

    Alan Smith

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • i think it would be great for new and bigger stores to come to felixstowe.it stands to reason that the public would have no reason to go out of town to ipswich for example to do their big shop.also people who visit felixstowe for the day and on holiday would then venture further into town to browse and buy in the smaller shops.

    Report this comment

    Matron

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • we need new big stores to come to town as we dont have much down here and people all ready go out of town to shop. the people trying to stop us having any thing our trying to make it into a village. felixstowe is expanding so need to get with the times. Come and join our facebook page for the tesco in walton called say YES to Tesco in Felixstowe

    Report this comment

    Antony Perkins

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Detective Chief Inspector Barry Byford, of Suffolk Constabulary, said the reports of sexual offences in Ipswich south west were reflective of an increase in this crime area both in Suffolk and nationally.

The number of violent and sexual crimes being reported in south west Ipswich has more than quadrupled over the past two years.

Stafford Whiston (left) with murdered son Jay Whiston (right)

The father of a murdered Essex teenager was confronted by a knife-wielding man who came into his shop and threatened to kill him, a court has heard.

Rollerworld Colchester

A casting call to recruit keen skaters for a music video at Colchester’s iconic rollerblading venue has received 60 responses in just 24 hours.

Remnants of what is thought to be an 18th century ship found by Mark Hopkins on Thorpeness beach

Remnants of a what is thought to be a centuries-old shipwreck have resurfaced on the Suffolk coast.

Early morning sunrise at Southwold - visit the pier for a quirky day out

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, editor in chief Terry Hunt has shared his list of Suffolk’s top 10 romantic places - so there is no excuse not to make your beloved feel special.

How will you make your Valentine feel special this weekend?

A secret admirer has come clean about his feelings for a shop assistant in Ipswich - could you be the object of his affections?

An artist's impression of the street scene at Wolsey Grange.

Plans for hundreds of homes on the outskirts of Ipswich have been approved – despite being shot down at a previous meeting.

An early 'dishwasher' at the 1920 Ideal Home Show Exhibition - they don't build them like they used to

They don’t build them like they used - that is the sentiment of a Suffolk man who has finally scrapped his trusty dishwasher 27 years after it was first installed.

Beardmore Park.
lings

The relocation of a Martlesham garden centre, which had been facing closure, could pave the way for Marks and Spencer to expand its neighbouring store significantly.

St Mary-at-the-Quay church.

The medieval Waterfront building is undergoing a £5million transformation to become a multi-use community centre with a wellbeing and heritage centre theme.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24