Meetings to consider new homes

PEOPLE in the Felixstowe and Trimley villages are being invited to two exhibitions to consider where up to 2,000 homes might be scattered across the area.

PEOPLE in the Felixstowe and Trimley villages are being invited to two exhibitions to consider where up to 2,000 homes might be scattered across the area.

Around 120 sites of different sizes are being considered for the houses, following a decision by Suffolk Coastal council not to build two massive new estates on the edge of the resort.

Consultants Entec have now been commissioned to look at where the homes could go instead and are holding consultation events at Trimley Memorial Hall, High Road, Trimley St Martin, from 10am to 1pm tomorrow and at Walton Community Hall, Walton High Street, Felixstowe, on Wednesday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Clive Robinson, principal consultant with Entec, said: “This study will take the form of two parts. Firstly, it will identify the preferred sites and secondly it will identify the infrastructure and costs associated with their delivery.

“In addition the sites will need to provide appropriate access points from the highway system, foot and cycle links to existing communities, locations for key supporting facilities and new or enhanced links to the countryside.

“We value the community's involvement in the process.”

Most Read

Where should new homes be built in Felixstowe? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter