Protest against “new town” proposals
PROTESTERS opposed to proposals for thousands of new homes to be built near Adastral Park at Martlesham marched through the centre of Woodbridge.
An estimated 300-plus people took part in the protest organised by No Adastral New Town (NANT).
It is the second march the group has organised – and Janet Elliot from NANT was hopeful that the message was starting to get across.
She said: “Until recently I don’t think that many people understood the nature or the scale of the proposals for new development at Adastral.
“That is now becoming clearer – we have more people here than we had at our first march in September.”
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Mrs Elliot also took encouragement from the fact that Suffolk Coastal councillors now seemed to be more aware of the proposals.
At this week’s meeting of the council’s cabinet it was decided to hold a public consultation exercise over the future of the Local Development Framework for the district.
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Councillor with responsibility for planning Andy Smith said: “To effectively protect our district’s future, we need to agree our own needs for new homes, in line with national policy, and we want to hear if people agree with our views,”