Will the Northern Fringe Development Be Sustainable?
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1st Nov 2012

As part of the current Northern Fringe Master planning exercise, Ipswich Borough Council have commissioned a Sustainability Appraisal of the 3 proposed site layout options being considered. They have been consulting the public on the scope of the Sustainability Appraisal and our detailed response can be seen here

We have some major concerns over the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report, in summary:

  • It underestimates the issues, especially with regard to transport
  • It exaggerates the wider benefits to existing residents of new homes on the Northern Fringe
  • It does not allow sufficient time to gather robust evidence
  • It is confused on the potential timing and size of the proposed Northern Fringe development
  • It lacks specific targets, objectives and indicators to assess overall sustainability

If you wish to comment please email nfpg@btinternet.com