Expert appointed over SnOasis scheme
THIRTEEN Suffolk parish councils have today appointed a planning expert to advise them on the £320million SnOasis winter sports resort.The group, brought together by the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, represents more than 13,000 people.
THIRTEEN Suffolk parish councils have today appointed a planning expert to advise them on the £320million SnOasis winter sports resort.
The group, brought together by the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, represents more than 13,000 people.
Dr Wendy Le-Las, who for 16 years has represented parish councils and community groups throughout the UK on such issues, will take up the role of consultant.
The group will look into all aspects of the proposal and address concerns about the scheme, including the issue of traffic.
You may also want to watch:
Former county councillor John Williams, who was appointed chairman, said the move would "pool" local knowledge and resources.
He said: "It was decided to appoint a planning consultant to advise and guide us through the fine, and in some cases, very specialised details. That way everyone will fully understand the issues and be able to present logical and objective responses within the consultation period."
- 1 Felixstowe beach hut goes on sale for record price
- 2 Meet the Ipswich teenage singer who gave £17.5k away to charity
- 3 Duo jailed after 63 bags of cocaine found in hotel room
- 4 Ipswich man charged with attempted murder
- 5 Boss who boasted of lavish lifestyle is bankrupt with £100k debts
- 6 A14 delays as police deal with incident near Orwell Bridge
- 7 Police identify man in CCTV images after 'spitting' incident
- 8 Indian Covid variant being monitored in Suffolk after one case confirmed
- 9 Felixstowe man found with child porn given suspended sentence
- 10 Man to face trial over claims he sexually assaulted toddler in the street
He added the group would ensure all aspects of the application are considered, including drainage, pollution and sustainability.
Councils represented in the group are Somersham, Copdock and Washbrook, Creeting St Mary, Creeting St Peter, Sproughton, Little Blakenham, Great Blakenham, Bramford, Nettlestead, Barham, Claydon and Whitton, Needham Market and Henley.
The SnOasis application, for Great Blakenham's former cement works site, is currently being considered by Mid Suffolk District Council.
What do you think? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstar.co.uk or join the forum at www.eveningstar.co.uk