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Bentwaters – revised planning application

A revised planning application for Bentwaters Park (C/10/3239) is being considered by Suffolk Coastal District Council.  Full details can be found at http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourdistrict/planning/devcontrol/applications/bentwaters/ .  The updated planning statement proposes conditions relating to flying at Bentwaters.  Further information is in the table at paragraph 5 (page 30) of the Updated Planning Statement see http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/assets/Documents/District/Planning-DM/Bentwaters/Resubmission/Updated-Planning-Statementupdates-previous-versions.pdf .  The consultation period has now been extended to 13 June.  
You can email your comments to d.c.admin@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk or send them to:  Head of Planning Services, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1AU
RDA Committee members will be considering the application … Continue Reading

Whisstocks planning application approved

Suffolk Coastal District Council Planning Sub Committee voted unanimously to approve FWProperties planning application for the Whisstocks and Nunn’s Mill sites – subject to finalisation of the S106 agreement setting out the detail of the legal obligations that the developer will be under to provide community benefit – ie the Community Boatshed, Heritage Building, and community use of the open space on the Whisstocks site.  Click the link to the Whisstocks Project website for more information.



RDA comments on planning application for Whisstocks








The Chairman of the RDA has submitted the following comments on the planning application for development of  Whisstocks boatyard in Woodbridge


67 Thoroughfare



IP12 1AH



Your Ref: C13/0768/                                                                                       29 May 2013



Dear Madam


For the Attention of Michaelle Coupe, Senior Planning Officer


Thank you for your letter of 2 May 2013 concerning the Planning Application for the Redevelopment of Whisstocks, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge.


The RDA supports the overall concept of mixed use for the site. This includes the Community Heritage Building, Community Boatshed, Chandlery with restaurant on first floor, Public Space and the Whisstocks Building.  This is welcomed after such a long period of … Continue Reading

Whisstocks planning application submitted

FW Properties submitted planning applications for developments at the Whisstocks and Nunn’s Mill sites in Woodbridge on 19 April.  Click the link to see a copy of their press release .

You will be able to find out more about what is proposed at the Whisstocks Project stand at the RDA AGM on 26 April.

Whisstocks site – consultation event on 24/25 January and public meeting 10 February

The former Whisstocks boatyard next to the Tide Mill in Woodbridge, has been derelict for more than 16 years.  FW Properties, the developers for the Whisstocks and Nunns Mill sites in Woodbridge are holding a public consultation event at the Crown Hotel in Woodbridge on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January.   You will be able to see  and discuss their plans for developing both sites ahead of  formal consultation on the planning application that the developers intend to submit to Suffolk Coastal District Council in the Spring.  You can find more information about the consultation event on the Whisstocks … Continue Reading

Whisstocks Project newsletter and date for consultation

The Whisstocks Project winter newsletter includes a date for consultation on proposals for redevelopment of the Whisstocks boatyard – copied below.

Whisstocks is an important site right by the River Deben in Woodbridge, we hope that members will take the time to go along, see what’s proposed and let RDA Committee members as well as the developers have any comments.


Here is an update that we hope will give you some seasonal cheer, following on from the progress report on the Whisstocks site that we sent out in August this year.

We continue … Continue Reading

News from the Whisstocks Project

The Whisstocks Project has issued an update on discussions with the developer for the Whisstocks boatyard about potential for a partnership scheme on the site rather than pursuing outright community purchase.  The developers are proposing to include a “Community boat shed” which could be used for building a full size working replica of the Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon ship and other heritage projects; community access to open space on the site; alongside a commercial development.

The Whisstocks Project is now seeking views on whether to continue working towards a compromise solution on these lines.

Go to the Whisstocks Project websiteContinue Reading

East Anglia One windfarm – onshore cable route consultation

The RDA is engaging with Scottish Power Renewables on consultation for part of the onshore cable for the East Anglia One windfarm to be routed under the River Deben – see the extract from a recent letter sent by the RDA chairman below.  We will update this post when we receive a response.

You can find more information on the proposals and consultation process on the East Anglia ONE  website.

East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm: Phase 2 Consultation Pt 2

The River Deben Association has a membership of about 850 individuals and organisations, all engaged in leisure activity on the River Deben, both … Continue Reading

River Deben – River User Survey results

River Deben from the air

The RDA undertook a web-based survey over two months from 26 February to 20 April 2012.  What we wanted to know was how people use the River Deben and what they like about the river and the area immediately around it, or what they would like to see changed.

There were 9 multiple choice questions, with opportunities to add free-text comment, and one open question.

We sent notices inviting people to undertake the survey – accessible through open pages on the RDA website – to 853 RDA members and to … Continue Reading

Update on the Whisstocks Project

The Whisstocks Project has just launched a new website where you can find the latest news about what’s being done to save the Whisstocks site in Woodbridge for the community, including progress on the petition to Suffolk Coastal District Council.