Following a public exhibition in June at Martlesham Heath Pavilion, the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Tim Passmore, is continuing to consider the potential sale of the Police HQ site for housing. In October the Council was invited to a feedback meeting on the results of the consultation. The key themes identified by respondents to the consultation were: traffic, highways & access; local infrastructure capacity; level of development in the area; wildlife/environment; project economics; neighbour/community amenity; ideas for the site – other options; and impact on police services/police staff. Please see the PCC’s website, www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk, for up to date information and next steps for developing their plans further.
The Parish Council sent a letter of objection to the PCC in July opposing development for housing on a number of grounds. The primary objection is that this is not land allocated for housing in the Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan or the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan for good reasons.