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“ a continuous spine of informal shingle mounds or dunes forms the basis of planting philosophy”

“The palette of materials is aesthetically simple and functional with complementary colours and textures selected”

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Felixstowe Revised South Seafront Plans Brilliant Spin

Brilliant Spin

The revised Planning application to build on Felixstowe South Seafront Land has been described by residents as another case of brilliant spin.

MP. John Gummer was genuinely annoyed at the spin of the NHS public Consultation Document entitled “ Changing for the Better – next steps” This was at the meeting called in an attempt to save the Felixstowe Bartlet Hospital from Closure. It was obvious that the next steps were not in place and that the health care system was unable to cope even at present and things were not looking good for the future. One suggestion from an elderly lady in the audience though met with rapturous applause. This was that the Herman De Stern Building on Felixstowe South Seafront be used as a day care centre to ease the waiting lists at the Felixstowe Queens Road Day Centre. The 550 people present at the health meeting will be disappointed to learn that the South Seafront plan published the next day is to demolish the Herman De Stern and in its place some time in the future to build a restaurant/bar.

Is it a question of fiddling while Rome burns or in this case of Felixstowe South Seafront land while the erosion undermines the promenade in front of where the planned building is to take place.

Read the South Seafront Design Statement if you want a good laugh and enjoy statements such as “The palette of materials is aesthetically simple and functional with complementary colours and textures selected”

and “ a continuous spine of informal shingle mounds or dunes forms the basis of planting philosophy”

Will this philosophy float out with the next high tide?


“The palette of materials is aesthetically simple and functional with complementary colours and textures selected”