Sproughton Parish Council spoke at the Planning Committee Meeting of 28Nov18 against the application DC/17/05687 - Outline Application for the whole of the Sugar Beet Site (Sproughton Enterprise Park). Our major objection centred around the increase in traffic volumes overtime and the lack of thought around cumulative impact on surrounding roads on what is a 24/7 operation. The application was approved (only one vote against).
Babergh District Council have now finally published the Decision Notice for the Wolsey Grange application B/15/00993. This means that development can now begin.
Hopkins Homes have put in an application for 64 houses (35% affordable) on the Land On The East Side Of Bramford Road (field opposite the allotments) - DC/18/02010. The application is open for comments. Oddly Hopkins have also put in a duplicate application - DC/18/02412.
Unfortunately we lost - planning permission was granted for the 41m/41 bay high warehouse and the decision notice has been issued. La Doria have stated they intend to break ground in June (https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P192ACSHG8H00). All the arguments presented around size, visual intrusiveness, traffic volumes (seriously underestimated in the assessment), noise levels (A14 noise currently just below WHO limits) were ignored. Buy your earplugs now!!
The 41m high automated warehouse planning application for Sproughton Enterprise Park is being heard at tomorrow Wednesday 4th April at Endeavour House, Ipswich at 09:30am. The Parish council will be presenting their objections to this application.
The 10th annual Sproughton Beer Festival
The 2018 Sproughton Beer Festival is to be held on Saturday, 12th May 2018, 12:00 to 22:30 and on Sunday, 13th May 2018, 12:00 to 22:30.
There’ll be a selection of over 30 real ales, ciders & perrys on offer, food served throughout the day and evening, live music Saturday evening and a quiz Sunday evening – free entry
An additional planning application for Sproughton Enterprise Site two days before Christmas (DC/17/06235). This is for a 41m high automated warehouse located on the part of the site closest to Sproughton. We have delivered a flyer to the houses nearest the site and included some information on our Planning & Development pages. Comments are due in by 24Jan18. This development could set the tone for the remaining parts of the site resulting a huge, overpowering development that significantly intrudes on the surrounding area without the offsetting compensation of significnat numbers of jobs. Details of the application can be found at https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P192ACSHG8H00 The more comments received the better - these can be given on-line, by email or by letter. Click here for more details
The Sugar Beet Planning Application (DC/17/05687) is now available on the Babergh District Council website @ https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OZEJ35SHM9W00 Comments are due by close of business on 31Dec17 (we got an extension). This is a huge development and we would like people to comment on this. A response you can 'crib' from will be available shortly. Responses can be made on-line or by email - like the Joint Local Plan
Welcome to Sproughton, a village of about 560 houses situated three miles west of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.
The heart of our village contains a mediaeval Church and Rectory, a 16th Century Tithe Barn, a 17th Century Hall, an 18th Century Water Mill on the River Gipping and a 19th Century Manor House. We have one Public House (The Wild Man), a Primary School and (until 2006) a Post Office. The Parish Council obtained grants to establish a Community Shop in the Tithe Barn. The shop, which is run by a Community Interest Company, opened on 25th March 2010 and is staffed by volunteers.
In 2010 Sproughton won the Babergh Village of the Year award.
There are about 24 recreational and social clubs and groups in Sproughton.
We have completed our Parish Plan (ie: house-to house survey), which was the spur for this first attempt at a village web site. We are developing and improving this site by degrees!
Sproughton Parish Council has successfully completed the insulation work to the Tithe Barn, funded by grants from the East of England Development Agency and Suffolk County Council. The Tithe Barn is owned by the Parish Council and is currently used for community functions - social, sporting, educational and increasingly weddings!!
The Tithe Barn is also used for the annual Sproughton Beer Festival where local beers (and ciders) are showcased. Judging by the number of people attending the 2013 Beer Festival this is a very popular event.
We also have a Community Shop which opened in March 2010. This is staffed by volunteers and is greatly appreciated by Sproughton residents. The Community Shop stocks local products where possible and has a wide range of products.
There is a new car-sharing scheme operating at Ipswich Hospital. This scheme is not only for outpatients, but also for those wishing to visit inpatients at the hospital. The car-share is organised by Suffolk County Council in conjunction with Suffolk NHS. Please see www.hospitalrides.co.uk or see the Hospital Rides Doc on sharing of cars to Ipswich Hospital.
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