Don't come to meeting - plea

PEOPLE have been urged not to attend a meeting to discuss potential sites for new homes in the north area of Felixstowe - unless they live in the Walton area.

PEOPLE have been urged not to attend a meeting to discuss potential sites for new homes in the north area of Felixstowe - unless they live in the Walton area.

Mayor Mike Deacon and fellow ward councillors John and Angel Goodwin are holding the meeting on Tuesday January 20 at 7.30pm at Walton Community Hall.

But they stress it is for residents only of north ward, Walton, to find out more about the proposals for future housing.

Mr Deacon said: “I am concerned that we do not have a repeat of what happened last year when a meeting was held in Walton for the whole town and more people turned up than it was possible to accommodate and some people were locked outside.


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“This meeting is for the people of north ward only.

“People from other parts of the town should contact their own councillors for information or attend the roadshows being held by Suffolk Coastal council.

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“I don't want a situation where people who should be attending the meeting cannot do so and others inside should have attended meetings elsewhere.”

Suffolk Coastal has decided the 2,000 new homes will be scattered across the town, Trimley villages and other communities on the peninsula, and said consultants will be employed to look at possible places for the properties.

At this stage, the district council is seeking views on its strategy and also on a “wish list” of possible development sites put forward by landowners and developers.

The council is holding roadshows to discuss the plans with residents at Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe, on Thursday January 22 from 3pm to 9pm; St Felix Parish Hall, Felixstowe, Saturday January 24 from 9am to 1pm; and Trimley St Martin Memorial Hall, Friday January 30 from 3pm to 7pm. The plans are also on display in Felixstowe Library until tomorrow .

Where should new homes be built in the Felixstowe area - does the town need 2,000 new homes? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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