KESGRAVE: Proposals to build hundreds of new homes on land next to the Grange Farm estate have prompted major concern from people across the town.

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Persimmon Homes held an exhibition of the proposals to build 300 new homes on land at Longstrops near Dobbs Lane last week.

However local residents fear that a major new development on the site could increase current road problems and that local schools would not be able to cope with an influx of new children.

The exhibition was the first step in a series of stages which could result in the company putting forward a formal application to planners at Suffolk Coastal council.

After getting reaction from those who visited the exhibition, Persimmon Homes will have to decide whether to proceed with an application.

Our online coverage of the exhibition provoked nearly 30 comments – the vast majority expressed concern about the proposal’s effect on the community.

One comment, from “England 1770”, summed up the concerns of many: “No homes should be even considered without first improving the roads, assessing the impact on schools and medical facilities.”

Should new homes be built at Longstrops next to Grange Farm in Kesgrave? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

9 comments

  • Let me see... I think I understand this... People who have chosen to live in a huge, horrible, housing estate... Think there's a problem with it becoming even more huge. Hmmm. Some real joined-up thinking there...

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    beerlover

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Agree with beer lover - those people chose to live on a rapidly expanding housing development that has swallowed the surrounding countryside. I bet when they bought their homes they didn't worry about the fears of the original pre-Grange Farm population who probably have had these fears for the last 20 years. NIMBY attitude if ever I saw one!

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    alittlebitwoolly

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • I have concerns not only about this development in Kesgrave, but the planned development in the field by Tesco in Martlesham on the old A12 and the massive development on the area of land around BT. They are all in close proximity. Have we sufficient infrastructure? Are we going to be able to cope?

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    David White

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Why not keeps the houses in one area.. Doesnt blight any other part of the countryside..

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    longhnle

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Why not keeps the houses in one area.. Doesnt blight any other part of the countryside..

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    longhnle

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • At the end of the day its empty land and homes are needed so stop going on. Schools will cope by building more andor making the current ones bigger. As for roads they will cope they always do and people can always use other modes of transport if they get fed up with traffic!

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    mr_tall

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Why not keeps the houses in one area.. Doesnt blight any other part of the countryside..

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    longhnle

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • I gaurentee 100% the homes will be improved and the reason for this is the council have absolutely no care on the effects on the roads. Their main concern and purpose is to achieve 10% of the site which by law will be passed for social housing. They housing list out weighs the demand. It is a full gone conclusion.

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    the opinion man

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • I keep getting feedback saying I have sent multiple duplicate comments, which I haven't. You frequently publish multiple comments as above. I think you need to look at the web site and sort out this problem

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    amsterdam81

    Monday, February 11, 2013

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