Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C


Felixstowe: Go-ahead given for 190 new homes in Walton Green

08:00 22 March 2013

An aerial view of the site for the new Felixstowe Acdemy, showing work under way at the school, the access road leading onto Walton High Road at the bottom of the picture and the 16-acre field for the 190 new homes between the green playing field and the A14.

An aerial view of the site for the new Felixstowe Acdemy, showing work under way at the school, the access road leading onto Walton High Road at the bottom of the picture and the 16-acre field for the 190 new homes between the green playing field and the A14.


TOWN councillors have given the green light to a project to build 190 new homes next door to the new £19.5million Felixstowe Academy campus.


The two developments – the academy is currently under construction – will share the same access off Walton High Road.

Felixstowe Town Council recommended approval for the 190 homes on the 16-acre field, but called for a mini-roundabout or traffic lights at the junction.

If the Tesco superstore and 200 more homes on the Walton Green site on the opposite side of the street get the go-ahead, a roundabout will be built.

Planning consultant Stephen Burgess said the land, owned by Trinity College, Cambridge, had been identified as a potential site for housing.

Of the 190 homes, one-third would be social housing for rent.

Former town mayor Doreen Savage said: “I don’t think there is any particular problem with this application – we have to find additional housing in Felixstowe – except for the access. It would not be so bad if the academy did not feed into the same access-way.”

Councillor Mike Stokell said: “I have grave concerns about traffic movements in this area.”

Mayor Mike Deacon accepted there was a need for more homes, especially affordable housing. However, he was not convinced all brownfield sites had been exhausted and felt prime agricultural land should not be used until they were.

Give us your views on the proposed development. Write to Your Letters, Felixstowe Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN



  • Funny how the scheme involving local government sails through with town council support but external schemes are seen as riddled with problems.......?

    Report this comment


    Friday, March 22, 2013

  • this is great news and is almost giving the green light for the go ahead to build the new tescos.this store will be badly needed to cope with the influx of residents.

    Report this comment


    Friday, March 22, 2013

  • So where is this influx of people coming from, pray tell. Just where are these people, in RomaniaBulgaria, are they lining the streets of Felixstowe begging for houses, are they camping in surrounding fields??? Someone to tell me please. And where are the jobs for these people who so desperately need to live here. The dock for all their investment haven't substantially increased their staffing levels, for years. Don't tell me they are all going to be working at Tesco on part time hours, and we the tax payer making up the wages in the form of benefits.

    Report this comment

    October girl

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

  • Tescos next! At last some common sense! No Councillor with any morals can vote against that after agreeing this. Excellent news.

    Report this comment


    Friday, March 22, 2013

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

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

A major conference aimed at pushing ahead with dramatic changes to Ipswich town centre is to be held at the end of this month.

The area in Clarkson Street where two gangs fought on September 23

An Ipswich mother-of-two has told of how she was left terrified after getting caught up in the middle of fighting between groups of young men wielding bricks, lumps of wood and an axe.

Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

The mother of a premature baby born 12 weeks early in the Dominican Republic has said they are not expecting to travel home before December.

Motorists were sent on a diversion nearly 30miles (47.7km) long

We all bemoan the diversions which close the highways and byways of Suffolk when roadworks are set up.

The Orwell Bridge

There have been a number of crashes on the county’s roads this morning.

Police have defended the use of an offender rehabilitation scheme

The leader of a scheme to rehabilitate prolific offenders in Suffolk has clarified its responsibilities after a sex scandal involving one of its team attracted attention.

Campaigners have been calling for a by-pass for decades.

Local councils are to spend £500,000 in a bid to kick-start proposals for a four villages’ by-pass – a move that could see the road opened by 2021.

Dan Poulter with employees at B&Q

The proposed closure of the B&Q superstore on the edge of Ipswich will lift a huge question mark over the future of one of the town’s largest retail parks.

David Acton, Hannah Hutch and Patti Love in Jane Wenham-The Witch of Walkern, which is touring Suffolk and Essex

A leading Suffolk private school has cancelled a play by an Oscar-winning and National Theatre-sponsored playwright because of fears about bad language and its subject matter which covers child abuse.

Volunteers and members of the Synergy Cafe in Hadleigh. Holding the cheque are, from left, Suffolk County councillor Sarah Stamp, Andrea Pittock from Suffolk Community Foundation and Richard Whiting, mayor of Hadleigh

Cafes in Suffolk which support people with dementia and their families have won a £10,000 grant to improve the service.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages