26 APR 2012

Dr Dan meets with the Northern Fringe Protection Group

Dr Dan discusses concerns over Ipswich Borough CouncilDr Dan recently met with members of the Northern Fringe Protection Group, to discuss their ongoing concerns about Labour-led Ipswich Borough Council’s plans for the Northern Fringe mass housing development of up to 15,000 houses and flats over the precious Green Belt land to the north of Ipswich.

Dan’s position on the Northern Fringe has always been clear – Ipswich needs redevelopment and housing in the town centre, with all the economic benefits that will bring to the town, not mass development on the precious Green Belt land in the north of the borough. Although Dan is in favour of increasing the supply of affordable housing in Ipswich and Suffolk for young people and families so that they can continue living and working locally, he believes this should always be done in a careful way by building first on brownfield sites. It has been done very well in areas such as Framlingham, Great Blakenham and Stowmarket, where local people are being supported onto the housing ladder with development that is being carefully managed and is sensitive to local needs. Before any new homes are built, Dan believes it is vital that the correct infrastructure in terms of jobs, schools and hospitals is in place to support new homes and communities.

Dan will continue to fight alongside the Northern Fringe Protection Group against this inappropriate development plan, and hopes that Ipswich Borough Council listens to the views of its residents going forward.

Back to all posts


Contact Dr Dan Poulter

Click here to contact Dan

Dr Dan's work in Parliament

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Illness: Surveys (19 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of applications to use APMS 2014 data received a decision more than three months after being submitted in the last period for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Digital (19 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what NHS Digital does to ensure that requests for access to survey data are treated differently from requests to access patient and service use data.