After knocking on doors and hearing from many concerned residents, I felt it necessary to publish my views on the proposed “Ipswich Garden Suburb” development, better known as the Northern Fringe development. As your County Councillor, I believe it is important that you know my position on the current proposal.
As it stands, I have very strong reservations about the current proposals being put forward. I know my feelings are shared with Ipswich Conservatives and Suffolk County Council.
Our town is already suffering with traffic congestion, overcrowded schools and pollution. Building more homes without infrastructure improvements is a recipe for disaster. It is my opinion that no development should take place without: some form of “Northern Bypass” being built first, more school places and a plan to deal with rubbish and pollution.
I am very keen to hear from any concerned residents that will be affected by the proposed Northern Fringe development. It is important that our voices are heard!