HMS Ganges

THE LATEST UPDATE ... FEBRUARY 2015
Please note that the planning application for the HMS Ganges site B/12/00500 is going to be reported back to Babergh's planning committee. It will likely be towards the end of this month or a meeting in March. The speaking arrangements are going to be confirmed by the planning committee next week (Wednesday 11th February).

DECEMBER 2013
Application B/12/00500/FUL .... Babergh DC's Planning Committee passed the application on 27th November 2013 despite there now being no Affordable Housing, and a much depleted s106 offer from the applicant. Cllr Rosie Kirkrup represeted the Parish Council and recommended refusing the application. The Parish Council has now submitted a request for the Secretary of State to 'Call-In' the aplication for a more balanced decision. Please click HERE

For a copy of Woolverston Parish Council's request, please click HERE.

For a copy of Freston Parish Council's response, please click HERE.

SEPTEMBER 2013
The Applicant has submitted further amendements to their application B/12/00500/FUL, which will be discussed at the Planning meeting  of the Parish Council on 8th October 2013
These amendments relate to the Environmental Statement & the Non Technical Summary in response to a Regulation 22 request;
s106 Heads of Terms and the Applicants s106 offer, plus a revised site plan.

Information and plans can be found on the Babergh DC website.

JULY 2013
Haylink have submitted amendments to their application B/12/00500/FUL and the Parish Council has submitted a response dated 09/07/2013; click here ... to accompany their earlier response in 2012 (A link to the 2012 response can be found further down this page.) The Parish Council has also written again to Suffolk County Council regarding the B1456; please click here.

HMS Ganges Ceremonial Mast
The Parish Council, along with many members of the public, has been very concerned about the state of the Mast, which is a Grade II listed monument. We wrote to Babergh DC and sent photographs in an effort to get them to put some pressure on Haylink to start renovations; Click here.  We wrote again to the Enforcement Officer on 17/06/2013; click here. Haylink have responded! for a copy, click here. So we shall see what happens next.....

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New application submitted
A revised application for the Ganges site was submitted to Babergh DC on 16th April 2012.  This application  is currently being assesed, and if found to be properly constituted will be the subject of a public consultation.  For more details please click here.

What happens next?
To view the earlier (November 2011) HMS Ganges newsletter from Babergh District Council about the overall process please click here.

To view the April 2012 HMS Ganges newsletter from from Babergh District Council about the overall process please click here.

June 12...Full application now in. 
Check out the Babergh DC website http://planning.babergh.gov.uk/dcdatav2/acolnetcgi.gov and type in HMS Ganges in the relevant box and up comes all the information.

285 dwellings; a 60bed nursing home;a hotel; and much more.

Chelmondiston Parish Council's response to Haylink's application for the former HMS Ganges site ... July 2012
Click here for full response