Final attempt to change homes proposal

CAMPAIGNERS are making one last ditch attempt to persuade community leaders to ask for the public's views before agreeing to build 1,400 new homes in the Felixstowe area.

CAMPAIGNERS are making one last ditch attempt to persuade community leaders to ask for the public's views before agreeing to build 1,400 new homes in the Felixstowe area.

Suffolk Coastal's cabinet meets tonight to agree to the allocation - 30 per cent less than originally proposed.

Councillors say the changes have been made partly because of the views expressed in previous public consultation, and partly because of the downturn in the economy.

It is now prepared to put its policies to a public inquiry.

Campaigners though still believe it is too many homes for the seaside town and its nearby villages, and while countryside on the edge of the resort may not be taken for 15 years, some greenfield sites in Walton and the Trimleys will disappear.

Save Felixstowe Countryside said the new proposal is “fundamentally different in terms of numbers” and there is no guarantee that the necessary infrastructure would be put in place to support 1,400 homes or would be sufficient if it was put in place.

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