Local residents and parish councils have shared their objections on plans for a 2,700-home development on 350 acres of land north of the A14 and west of the A12 between Nacton and Foxhall.
Alongside 2,700 new homes, the plans also include the development of two primary schools, sports pitches and facilities, neighbourhood centres and market square, a community park (and car park) and a pub.
One resident said: “This is an ill-conceived and speculative application, which meets a need which doesn’t exist, and which grossly under-estimates its impacts.” While other locals note the potential traffic disruption this development could cause, with one person saying: “The application grossly underestimates the amount of traffic and congestion that will occur.”
Seven parish councils also objected the plans. Kesgrave Town Council said: “This proposal is detrimental to the residents of Kesgrave due to the inadequate infrastructure.” And Nacton Parish Council objected on a number of fronts including traffic, the need for additional housing and the demand that could be put on local secondary schools in the area.
A development of 2,700 dwellings would accommodate a minimum of 5,000 cars. There is no public transport into any of the major centres (Ipswich, Felixstowe or Woodbridge) and little possibility of any in the future.Nacton Parish Council
The side developers Gladman said: "The site presents an ideal opportunity to create a sustainable, distinctive and attractive, residential led Garden Village which will help to meet the future housing needs of the area."
About this story: The planning application can be viewed on the East Suffolk Council website.
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