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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

Website news: Autumn open meeting; Waldringfield boatyard – community ownership? Waldringfield pontoon


“The Mystery of the Tides” was the title of a fascinating talk at the RDA’s Autumn Open Meeting, held on Friday 28th October at Walton Community Hall in Felixstowe. Even people who had spent most or all of their lives afloat were given much theoretical knowledge to support their practical observations.  
Gerald Jenkins, a writer and publisher of scientific books, took his audience on an illustrated journey across the world and into space as he explained tidal anomalies that have been a mystery to many of us. A series of photographs and diagrams were used to demonstrate the … Continue Reading

Autumn meeting 28 October – “Mystery of the Tides” talk and Deben photo competition

The RDA Autumn meeting at Walton Community Hall, High Street, Walton, Felixstowe IP11 9DS will be on Friday 28 October 2011 at 7.30pm.

Gerald Jenkins will give a talk on “The mystery of the tides – an explanation of the differing times of high tides on the East Anglian and other coasts but beginning and ending at Waldringfield”.

Photographic competition: bring one Deben-related photo taken by you (A4 max).  Voting will take place on the night with a £25 prize for the photo with the most votes.

There will also be:

  • a bookstall
  • displays of Deben projects
  • glass of wine at the interval

River wall repairs at Martlesham Creek

Approximately one mile of river wall at the junction of Martlesham Creek and the Deben, opposite Kyson Point, is being strengthened and raised. Work started on Monday 11th September and is expected to last about six weeks. The work is being funded by both the landowner and the Environment Agency. Whilst construction is taking place the footpath is closed and there is no diversion. The clay for the work is being dug from the adjacent farmland in order to save cost and avoid the environmental damage caused by hauling in the material in lorries.


Before work started, the contractor undertook protection … Continue Reading

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths advert for Development Manager (Touching the Tide)

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths is currently advertising a post funded through the Suffolk Coast Heritage Lottery Fund project, Touching the Tide.

Details and link to the Suffolk Jobs Direct website are below.

Development Manager (Touching the Tide)

Would you like to lead an inspirational project on Suffolk’s coast, celebrating and conserving its natural and cultural heritage? This exciting opportunity will give you a fantastic chance to develop our new Touching the Tide Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Scheme.

  • · Salary: £29,236 – £31,570
  • · Job term: Full Time
  • · Hours: 37
  • · Appointment: Fixed Term 1 year (with a possibility of extension for a further … Continue Reading

Noticeboard: MMO Newsletter; Adastral Park update

Marine Management Organisation Planning Newsletter

The latest newsletter covers:

  • launch of the marine planning web portal
  • publication of the Strategic Scoping Report
  • Local Government Association AGM
  • Local Authority Workshops
  • Planning outside of the East of England
  • Working with stakeholders

Click the link www.marinemanagement.org.uk/marineplanning/newsletters/newsletter3.htm

Adastral Park planning update

The No Adastral New Town website http://noadastralnewtown.com/WP has been updated to include reports of the SCDC Cabinet meeting on 8th July. It was agreed at that meeting to proceed with the Revised Local Development Plan, which includes the … Continue Reading

Noticeboard: dates for autumn meetings; Whisstocks breakthrough; new Treasurer wanted; Waldringfield Sailing Club pontoon

  • RDA Forum,
    Saturday 19th November 2011; 9.30am to 12.30am; venue to be

    • Following the success of
      the first Forum, held in November 2010 at Waldringfield Sailing
      Club, invitations will be sent later this summer to all Deben-based
      organisations, asking them to nominate a representative to attend this year’s
    • Representatives will be asked
      to update others present on their own organisation’s activities and concerns,
      and will also be briefed by a number of local statutory organisations on wider
      issues and legislation that could impact river users in … Continue Reading

Noticeboard: Deben Estuary strategy;Marine Management Organisation;RDA Annual General Meeting;vote for Shotley Cliff picnic area in AONB

DEBEN ESTUARY STRATEGY   The updated Scoping Report, which defines the scope of the Environment Agency’s long-awaited Deben Estuary Strategy, and the information on which it will be based, is now available at www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/uploads/Deben%20Scoping%20Report%20-%20main%20text.doc  


The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is a new executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) established and given powers under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. This act brings together for the first time key marine decision-making powers and delivery mechanisms.

The MMO incorporates the work of the Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA) and has several important new roles, principally marine-related powers and specific functions previously … Continue Reading

Woodbridge Conservation Area Appraisal – public consultation

Suffolk Coastal District Council is consulting on an appraisal of the Woodbridge Conservation Area – you can view the consultation document online by clicking on the link below www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourdistrict/planning/policy/conservation/woodbridge or at the SCDC offices on Melton Hill, Woodbridge.   The consultation period runs to 6 May 2011. 

The RDA Committee will be considering whether to submit comments.   It would be helpful if members could either post  copies of any comments they send to SCDC on this site (details of how to login are on the membership page), or send them to Ed Stanford, who leads for the RDA Committee on planning issues.   Ed can … Continue Reading