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Ipswich: Go-ahead given for music event at Trinity Park showground - home of the Suffolk Show

16:17 30 May 2014

Music fans watching the band perform at the Suffolk Show, at Trinity Park

Music fans watching the band perform at the Suffolk Show, at Trinity Park

Permission has been granted for an annual two-day music festival at the Suffolk showground – despite objections from villagers.


The Suffolk Agricultural Association will hold the event at Trinity Park between June and September each year depending upon availability of performers, demand and other programme commitments, with almost 5,000 people attending each day.

Suffolk Coastal council has already granted the event a premises licence and now councillors have agreed planning consent for the site.

Planning permission was needed because Trinity Park’s current consent bans music festivals and concerts, along with car and motorcycle racing, flying of model aircraft, microlight aircraft and hanggliders, shooting, and firework displays, unless part of the Suffolk Show.
The council’s south area development management sub committee was told six objections had been received from residents saying the site was not a suitable location for outdoor live music as it was close to homes and would cause disturbance.

Brightwell, Foxhall and Purdis Farm Group Parish Council had objected, and Nacton Parish Council expressed concern, particularly about the impact of noise on new residential areas and extra traffic.

Planning case officer Nigel Hebden said policy supported the increased use of Trinity Park and a balance needed to be struck between encouraging economic growth and any potential adverse impact on householders.

He said: “It is accepted that holding a music festival during the afternoon/evening of a weekend will have some impact on residents living nearby.”

Live performances would not start before noon and would finish by 11pm on Saturday and 8pm Sunday.



  • I am sure the planners at Tory controlled SCDC will FULLY UNDERSTAND any application LODGED by the Suffolk Agricultural Association.

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    Monday, June 2, 2014

  • People choose where they want to live so NIMBY ism is very relevant for residents of that area . It is a new use and will be very noisy . I am sure that if a Stock Car racing track was to be put near to your house you would complain too . I live nowhere near suffolk show ground .

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    Poppys Dad

    Sunday, June 1, 2014

  • A much welcome addition to Music Day at Christchurch Park!

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    Deep Throat

    Saturday, May 31, 2014

  • music event with 5000 people a day, hardly a festival!

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Sorry, for some reason it didn't accept the forward slash - I live 2 to 3 miles away (NOT 23 miles away!!!!)

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    jessica Adams

    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • I live about 23 miles as the crow flies ... yes it will be noisy but there are so few decent music venues like this locally that I'm happy to put up with it (or go along depending on whowhat it is) ... Pretty cheeky of Foxhall when we have to put up with the hideous tannoy system and noise from the stock cars - and that's more frequent than this looks to be! ... I know what I'd prefer.

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    jessica Adams

    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • It's hardly going to rival Glastonbury is it?

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    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Agree with Disbeliever.. The Suffolk show ground is criminally under-used. Is it a case of N.I.M.B.Y's getting vocal. We're I to live nearer (3 miles) from the showground I would much rather see a few musical events put on, than car boot sales plant sales. Brightwell, Foxhall and Purdis Farm Group Parish Council what makes you so special?.

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    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Fully support and welcome this surprise move into the 21st Century by the Planners. Its not often I agree with them but I think this is a good way to increase knowledge and attraction of the area and uses a ready made and under-used site. One event a year I'm sure is not going to shatter the area's tranquility and it surely cannot be more disruptive than the Suffolk Show? Well Done!

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    Friday, May 30, 2014

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