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Martlesham: Judge rules against campaigners’ housing blueprint claim

18:57 06 February 2014

Suffolk Coastal has welcomed today

Suffolk Coastal has welcomed today's High Court decision

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A judge has cleared a district council of acting unlawfully in its approval of a controversial blueprint for future growth.

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The verdict could now pave the way for 2,000 new homes to be built near BT’s Adastral Park, following months of uncertainty and protest which eventually led to the High Court.

Campaign group No Adastral New Town (NANT) said it was “disappointed” with the ruling into Suffolk Coastal District Council’s (SCDC) handling of the core strategy of its Local Development Framework (LDF).

Meanwhile, planning bosses welcomed the news, calling the group’s claims “unfounded”, and made by a small number of people seeking to “undermine the development process”.

Full the full story and reaction from both sides, read tomorrow’s paper.

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Avro Vulcan XH558 at the Clacton Air Show.

The eyes of Britain were on Clacton yesterday as it hosted the first major air show since last weekend’s Shoreham disaster – and organisers hailed the first day of the event as a huge success.

Vulcan makes last trip over Suffolk at RAF Lakenheath.

Today (August 27) marked the last time the iconic Avro Vulcan bomber flew through Suffolk.

Ex-teacher convicted of abusing child

A former remedial school teacher from Suffolk and long-term partner of one of the founders of the Paedophile Information Exchange has been found guilty of molesting an 11-year-old boy, it can be revealed.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called out to a car blaze.

Firefighters were called out to a car blaze in Ipswich tonight.

Police have closed the road.

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the Barnby bends in Beccles.

Large crowds at the Clacton Air Show.

Thousands of fans have flocked to the Essex coast today to take in the sights and sounds of the Clacton Airshow.

Leiston Film Theatre Assistant Manager Hannah Everett and General Manager Wayne Burns have their martinis ready now that they are able to screen the new James Bond movie the same day as the world wide release.

As the stars of the new James Bond movie tread the red carpet and settle in their seats to enjoy the world premiere, film fans in a Suffolk town will be watching all the action, too.

Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating after a suspicious vehicle was seen in a field in Coney Weston this morning.

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Serious questions are being asked about why a prolific burglar, who had been jailed for four-and-a-half years, was moved to the “soft option” of a Suffolk open prison just months into his sentence.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A young woman was assaulted while running in a woodland area off Quilter Drive in Ipswich.

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