How will the proposed new Local Area Plan affect Felixstowe?

What does this all mean for life in Felixstowe?


This will be built in the area that is roughly enclosed by Gulpher Road. This pretty area includes The Grove woodland, the Eastward Ho football pitches and a children's playground. This is mainly high grade agricultural land and is an area much used and loved by Felixstowe residents for gentle leisure pursuits (and football!). It is also a wildlife haven and was described in a recent council sponsored report as Felixstowe's "green lung". 

North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood

A major eyesore on the approach to the town. It will certainly leave any visitor in no doubt that they are entering an industrial area. We currently have a reasonable level of separation between the town and the port. This will disappear. This will likely have a major negative impact on tourism and the local businesses that depend upon it. 

New Logistics/Container Park

This will replace the existing seafront and Brackenbury facilities. This project has a separate existing budget and is actually independent of the Local Plan (it will go ahead without the new plan and/or the Garden Neighbourhood) but, confusingly, the Council have included it in the plan.

New Leisure/Sports Centre

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