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Suggestions for a ‘garden town’ of 15,000 homes to the north of Ipswich have been branded “absurd” and “undeliverable” by one of the county’s MPs.

Retailers Travis Perkins have been granted permission to create a new building yard at Martlesham Heath Business Park.


Suffolk County Council are “absolutely committed” to maintaining the county’s roads - after Suffolk Highways said a flooding issue could not be urgently fixed due to tightening budgets.

Two Suffolk councils have dismissed claims a magazine highlighting work in the last four years  is “Tory propaganda” paid for by taxpayers in the run up to the elections.

Yesterday, 13:00

Plans to build 110 new homes on a north Suffolk chicken farm have been recommended for refusal – on the grounds the development is “inherently unsustainable”.

Yesterday, 13:23

Roads will be closed in Bardwell near Bury St Edmunds for five days next month while drainage investigation works take place, Suffolk Highways has announced.

Yesterday, 08:50

A range of “interesting and constructive views” have been received as people have their say on proposals for the future management of Southwold Harbour.

Suffolk County Council’s entire reserves will be eradicated in less than a decade if current levels of overspend continue, it has emerged.

Calls to withdraw millions of pounds from commercial and retail property outside Suffolk have been rejected, as budget plans were given the green light.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 05:30

Over the last four decades I’ve seen many ambitious schemes come forward to redevelop and improve Ipswich town centre.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Do you remember all the complaints about the £21m spent on the Travel Ipswich project aimed at improving accessibility to the town centre?

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline.

Monday, February 4, 2019

One of the benefits of the rise of online news pages was supposed to be that it “democratised” the news. It gave everyone the chance to have their say underneath a news or comment piece.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

This week’s news that Ipswich has suffered more than other East Anglian “cities” from the loss of government support during a decade of austerity didn’t, in all honesty, come as a huge surprise to me.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Brexit is back firmly on the political agenda – and not just in the House of Commons where the Prime Minister is making another futile attempt to push through her deal that was rejected by two thirds of MPs nine days ago.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Much has already been said and written about the comments from Suffolk Coastal councillor Geoff Holdcroft about the “cesspit down the road” which was almost universally seen as dig at Ipswich.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

I’ve been following the Sizewell C saga carefully because I feel as if I have a personal stake in the issue.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The start of a new year should be the chance to look ahead at a brighter future – and to anticipate good things to come.

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