Poplar Hill development appeal dismissed

14 August 2019

 

Green Party councillors are delighted that the controversial housing scheme at the top of Poplar Hill will not now go ahead. 

Green Party councillor Miles Row, who represents Combs Ford on the Town Council, said:

“It is good that the connection to the landscape has been preserved. The views across to the ancient woodland and church are central to the character of this area of Stowmarket and give a much-needed connection to its environment and history.” 

Green councillor John Matthissen, who represents the village of Combs, added:

 “It is reassuring that the reasons given by the Planning Inspector relate particularly to the views across the valley rather than the landscape character, as these reasons should apply equally to any subsequent appeal on the application for 138 homes on the same site, which Mid Suffolk’s Planning Committee also refused recently.” 

Green Party members of Mid Suffolk’s Planning Committee voted against both developments.

Stowmarket Mercury






Regional News

  • Come to Peterborough Cathedral on 31st August
  • Green Party MEP Responds to Threat of "No Deal"
  • Increased pro-EU sentiment in Britain
  • Meetings & Events

    Next meeting Thursday 19th September 

    Café 52. Stowmarket 

    Refreshments from 7pm 

    Speaker 8.15pm - Catherine Rowett MEP 

    She will be visiting Stowmarket at the end of a busy session in Strasbourg.  She will be talking about what it is like to be an MEP, how we can work with Greens in Europe in the future and how we can cut through the Brexit mess and take some positive messages from the EU.  

    All Green members and supporters are welcome.

     - Mid Suffolk meetings generally held at Cafe 52, Crowe Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL

    7:30 PM

     - Meetings occasionally held in Woolpit, Eye, Walsham le Willows, Stowupland, Needham Market and other villages.

    All Members and well-wishers welcome.

    Social Media

    You can now receive regular updates and information on our social media sites:

    Facebook Icon MidSuffolkGreenParty

    Twitter Icon MidSuffolkGreens