Felixstowe: New homes at the double as college increases housing project

A TOP university college which owns more than 3,000 acres in the Felixstowe area will next week unveil its plans for 350 new homes at the resort.

Trinity College, Cambridge, will reveal its proposals for land it owns both sides of Walton High Street at a two-day exhibition.

The college is working with supermarket giants Tesco as part of the Walton Green Partnership to develop a 30-acre field on the north side of the road with 180 homes, business units, allotments and a Tesco superstore.

Now it is proposing a further 170 homes on the south side of the street between the site of the new Felixstowe Academy and the Port of Felixstowe Road, the railway line and Walton Hall. One third of these homes would be affordable, helping local people on to the housing ladder.

Opponents are angry at such a high concentration of development in one place, concerned over the extra traffic it will generate, dismayed at the loss of the fields separating Walton and Trimley St Mary, and worried over the impact of the superstore on the town centre.

Walton Green Partnership and the Trimley Estate will be unveiling the plans on Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, at the Felixstowe Trades and Labour Club, High Road West, Walton, from 3pm to 7pm.

A spokeswoman from Walton Green Partnership said: “Following on from the public consultation, the project team have been reviewing the feedback received and incorporated many of the ideas and suggestions from residents and other consultees in to the scheme. We wanted to give residents a further opportunity to give us their feedback before a planning application is submitted to the council later this year.’

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Tim Collins, partner in Bidwells, agents for Trinity College and managers of the Trinity Estate, said: “The scheme has been designed to complement the Walton Green Partnership development to the north and we hope residents will take the opportunity to come along and let us know what they think.”