Felixstowe: Blue Cross campaigners consider Walton Green for rescue centre site

CAMPAIGNERS searching for land for a Blue Cross animal rescue centre are today investigating whether Felixstowe’s Walton Green site would fit the bill.

After a last-minute hiccup with its plans for The Hollies at Foxhall, the animal charity is now facing a desperate search for a new site for its �1.5million-plus project.

Fundraisers are now to ask the charity’s bosses to speak to the Walton Green Partnership about possibilities on its 30-acre site earmarked for homes and a Tesco superstore.

Landowners Trinity College, Cambridge, which also own a field earmarked for homes, and a set of empty stables, on the opposite side of Walton High Street, Felixstowe, has appealed for people to put forward uses and community projects they would like to see on the land.

“The site could be perfect for us if it would provide us with the land we need,” said Tom Crowley, leader of the Complete the Dream appeal for a new Blue Cross centre.

“Everyone is really behind the appeal and all we need now is to find a site. We will not give up whatever happens.”

Walton Green, just down the road from the current adoption centre, provides an opportunity for the charity – with the partnership looking to include a variety of uses on the land, which will also feature 225 homes and a 30,000 sq ft Tesco store.

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Anna Sabine, for the Walton Green Partnership, said the partnership was looking for people’s ideas. “It would be great to have a chat with the Blue Cross,” she said.

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