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Felixstowe: Investigation to take place into land for a site for travellers on Felixstowe peninsula

17:02 07 January 2013

Travellers on the Manor Terrace car park at Felixstowe last summer.

Travellers on the Manor Terrace car park at Felixstowe last summer.

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EXPERTS are to look at the possibility of providing a gypsy and traveller site on the Felixstowe peninsula.

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Inspector Mike Moore, who recently held a public inquiry into a number of topics contained in the blueprint Suffolk Coastal council has put forward for the development of the district in the next 15 years, expressed concern at the absence of the provision of a transit site for gypsies and travellers in the area between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Andy Smith, cabinet member for planning at the district council, said officers had taken the issue on board and agreed to look into the matter.

“The council has proposed that this be addressed by including in the LDF Core Strategy a commitment to undertake a single topic review of this issue,” he said.

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6 comments

  • I wonder if the tax paying 'country people' will get a say in this matter.

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    a friend

    Monday, January 7, 2013

  • I'm glad this is happening to assist the most persecuted ethnic minority in the UK and hope something positive comes out of it. No doubt there'll be the usual outcry from the 'I'm not racist, but....' brigade about not wanting dirty GypsiesTravellers living nearby. By the way, I hope The Evening StarEADT also use initial capitals in any future references to them.

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    tractorfactorsteve

    Monday, January 7, 2013

  • Well, there goes the neighbourhood

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    Fat Lady Sings

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • I often wonder whether I'm on the same planet as these council folks. What on earth does Andy Smith mean when he says: “The council has proposed that this be addressed by including in the LDF Core Strategy a commitment to undertake a single topic review of this issue,” Hopefully this is council speak for kicking into the long grass, but I really don't know. Can one of you fine people clarify please?

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    cwayconslt

    Monday, January 7, 2013

  • i thought we needed space for "affordable housing" how come we manage to have land available for gypsies? shouldnt the people of felixstowe be consulted about this? im not sure it would be that popular. especialy with land being at such a premium on this peninsula how come the priority now is with gypsies? someone hasnt thought this through about the impact it will have on the town... and it makes a mockery of all these discussions we keep having for more development and how desperate the situation is here for lack of housing..and now we will have a huge site with caravans, rubbish and aggressive people plying their dodgy wares.and they will not be transitory..they wil be static for a very long time..remember dale farm? legal or not..once there there will be no "transitory" about it. basically we dont have the room if we are to build in and around the town to cope with a set of variables that i think will not be to the benefit of our town. ludicrous and ill thought out idea with absolutly no regard for the residents of felixstowe.

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    MELANIE AMBROSE

    Monday, January 7, 2013

  • "absence of the provision of a transit site for gypsies and travellers in the area between Ipswich and Felixstowe" - why not cut down council expenses by not worrying about it... they can always "travel" further afield to an established site in another county - they all have motorised vehicles. Can't see the problem... why make one?

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    Sarky Sage

    Monday, January 7, 2013

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