Get your views in for Adastral vision

RESIDENTS are being urged today to get their views in on a massive multi-million pound project to regenerate BT's Adastral Park complex at Martlesham Heath.

RESIDENTS are being urged today to get their views in on a massive multi-million pound project to regenerate BT's Adastral Park complex at Martlesham Heath.

The scheme envisages using land around the existing site alongside the A12 for 2,000 new homes, a 120-bedroom hotel, and turning the area into a world class business park, creating 2,000 new jobs.

BT has held a series of events to explain its plans to people in the area and is encouraging them to submit their views by Monday so their ideas and feedback can be taken into account when detailed proposals are brought forward.

Phil Dance, senior manager at Adastral Park, said there would still be a further opportunity for people to comment when the full design was ready later in the year.


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He said: “Working with local residents and the wider community has always been integral to developing the vision for Adastral Park.

“At every stage, we have sought to provide opportunities for the public to comment on our plans and to help us get it right.

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“We were delighted with the large attendance at the events, which totalled approximately 1,000 people, and we received some very constructive feedback. This is great stuff. We are now reviewing comments carefully.”

Adastral Park is recognised as one of the most important sites in the East of England Plan. The surrounding land owned by BT has also been identified by Suffolk Coastal as having potential to accommodate a proportion of the district's future housing and related development.

Views can be given by logging onto the web site www.adastralvision.co.uk.

Responses received after May 5 will still be logged by the development team.

Should BT's site be developed into a small town? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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