PUBLISHED: 10:01 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 18 December 2018 Ross Bentley The view from Dunwich Heath towards RSPB Minsmere and the coast © Justin Minns With a number of major energy related projects proposed for the coast, how do we ensure a balance between development and preserving Suffolk’s natural assets? The latest view out to East Angla ONE with the jacket foundations installedIt is anticipated that we will see a number of major energy sector-related developments on the Suffolk coast in future years. ScottishPower Renewables, for example, is planning a series of large offshore wind farms, which will also require onshore developments, while EDF Energy has announced Stage 3 consultation on Sizewell C is due to start in January. Both projects are expected to create millions of pounds for local businesses and bring many high –quality jobs to the region. At the same time, Suffolk has a coastline loved by many, and conserving this … [Read more...] about How can Suffolk’s nature coast and energy coast co-exist?
PUBLISHED: 16:30 26 November 2018 Richard Cornwell An artist's impression of how part of the revamped gardens could look Picture: SUFFOLK COASTAL DISTRICT COUNCIL Archant Hopes are high that Felixstowe could be in line for massive grant to help with a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular parts of the seafront. Beach Cafe designs submitted for Martello Park, Felixstowe CGI from local architectural practice Plaice Design Co LtdThe project would revamp the neglected Sea Road gardens with a series of different attractions and also provide a café with community space on nearby Martello Park.The resort has passed stage one of the Coastal Communities Fund process and has been invited to apply for £950,000 – but council officials need to act fast as applications need to be submitted in January.Geoff Holdcroft, deputy Suffolk Coastal leader and cabinet member for economic development, said: “The proposal will add … [Read more...] about Felixstowe invited to bid for huge grant to regenerate neglected prom gardens
PUBLISHED: 05:30 21 October 2018 Richard Cornwell ScottishPower is to extend consultation over its onshore grid connection site proposals Picture: CHRIS JAMES Chris James Consultation taking place over controversial proposals for a 30-acre windfarm electricity substation in east Suffolk is to be extended to give people more time to comment. ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Projects Picture: SPRScottishPower Renewables announced the decision to add a further two weeks just two days after a formal request by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) and Suffolk County Council (SCC).The consultation over plans to use either Grove Wood, north of Friston, or a newly announced alternative site Broom Covert at Sizewell, will now run until November 12.In a letter Geoff Holdcroft, deputy leader of SCDC, and Richard Rout, SCC cabinet member for planning, said for residents of Leiston and Sizewell it was the first opportunity to comment on the … [Read more...] about More time agreed for feedback over Sizewell and Friston power site plans
PUBLISHED: 13:11 30 September 2018 Richard Cornwell An artist's impression of how part of the revamped gardens could look Picture: SUFFOLK COASTAL DISTRICT COUNCIL Archant Government cash is being sought for a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular areas of the resort’s seafront. Part of the souther part of Felixstowe seafront that would benefit from the £1million revamp Picture: RICHARD CORNWELLCommunity leaders and residents have been concerned for some time about how to smarten up the southern part of the resort – the area between the pier and Manning’s Amusement Park, known as the “fish and chip end” of the town.The promenade gardens along the stretch have few features except their attractive Edwardian shelters and this summer were plagued by rats.Now Suffolk Coastal District Council and Felixstowe Forward have drawn up plans for a facelift which would see the gardens transformed into a … [Read more...] about Exciting ideas could breathe new life into neglected ‘fish and chip end’ of Felixstowe
PUBLISHED: 09:14 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 25 August 2018 Dominic Moffitt The substation will link up to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm Picture: CONTRIBUTED Archant Two Suffolk councils have criticised Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) for ignoring growing concern over plans to construct a massive substation in the county. Councillor Geoff Holdcroft in front of the East Suffolk House entranceThe plans, which could result in five miles of countryside being dug up for cables to reach the station in Friston, have already faced strong opposition from the local community.Now Suffolk County Council (SCC) and Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) are calling for energy firms to better coordinate their plans to reduce disruption in east Suffolk.Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, SCDC’s deputy leader, said: “While some companies are engaging with the local authorities and our communities, others like Scottish Power Renewables are not … [Read more...] about ‘Energy firm is ignoring local needs’