January ’19

Felixstowe South Seafront Promenade


Felixstowe Flyer

I was delighted to see that Felixstowe South Seafront Promenade has been awarded £30,000 to help regenerate the seafront promenade. This was one of two projects in Suffolk Coastal which have been successful in applying to the Coastal Revival Fund. Summer or winter the Promenade is a great place to visit and it is really exciting to see money from the fund helping to bring this wondered coastal assets back into economic use.

As a coastal MP and Environment Minister, I was really pleased to support the second reading of The Fisheries Bill, when it was debated in Parliament. This new legislation which is great news for our fishing communities along the Suffolk Coast sets out our plans to leave the Common Fisheries Policy and take back control of our waters. This Government has always supported the interests of British fishermen, which is why we have increased the quota given to our under-10m fleet by 13% in the last 6 years – and this new legislation will enable us to have far greater control over fishing quotas. Ultimately, the new Bill will allow us to create a sustainable, profitable fishing industry for the UK.

There have been some significant changes to the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, since the public consultation closed in September 2018. After considering all the responses, an early draft of the Final plan was discussed recently in a meeting of the council. http://apps.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/committeeminutes/showagenda.asp?id=23214. You still have a chance to give your views and shape the future of the Suffolk Coastal area, before the Council votes on the final plan, when the Final Draft plan is published on the Council’s website in January 2019, which will be found here. https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/