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 An extract from Forest Heath District Council's Extraordinary Planning Committee meeting on 23 June 2005 to discuss Watermark and the LDF stated that they expected 1.2 million visitors a year to Watermark, 90% of whom would arrive by car, 25% travelling through Red Lodge.

According to our calculations, based on say 50 weekends, would mean 24,000 visitors, 21,600 arriving by car would equal 3,840 cars travelling through Red Lodge at the weekends (this is on top of the traffic from the approx 15,000 residents in Watermark. Click here (This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

25 September 2006 - Bury Free Press Council U-Turn on Watermark Plan
22 September 2006 - Newmarket Journal Watermark Plans thrown out
19 September 2006 - East Anglian Daily Times - New Plans to extend town unveiled
16 September 2006 - East Anglian Daily Times - Major sports scheme under scrutiny
15 September 2006 - Bury Free Press Leisure Scheme: It's crunch time
30 June 2006 - Bury Free Press - Sports plan 'no'
29 June 2006 - Newmarket Journal - Major set back for leisure plans
28 June 2006 - East Anglia Daily Times - Sport and Housing Plans suffer set back
27 June 2006 - Cambridge Evening News - Joy as Report Rules out Major Settlement Plan
28 February 2006 - Cambridge Evening News - Decision on where to build 6400 New Homes
21 February 2006 - Cambridge Evening News - House Fight Goes On, say campaigners
28 December 2005 - Newmarket Journal - Rowers may be left in dry dock
16 December 2005 - Bury Free Press - Leisure plan may 'dry up'
26 November 2005 - Cambridge Evening News - New Growth Will Expand Population
18 November 2005 - Bury Free Press- Homes Proposal Met with Shock
17 November 2005 - Newmarket Journal- 10,000 Homes Plan for Village
16 November 2005 - Cambridge Evening News- Councillor Fears Over Two New Towns
15 November 2005 - East Anglia Daily Times- Disgust at New Town
30 October 2005 - Sunday Observer - New Homes Plan Thrown into Chaos
22 September 2005 - BBC - Rare Bird Species back from the brink
2 September 2005 - Bury Free Press - Fears over 'New Town'
15 August 2005 - BBC News - Two arrests over Rare Bird Eggs
18 July 2005 - Bury Free Press- Community Spirit is Alive and Well in Herringswell
15 July 2005 Daily Express - William Hickey Column
14 July 2005 - East Anglia Daily Times Waite Condemns New Town Plan
13 July 2005 - Newmarket Journal - Campaign's delight at Waite's Suport
5 July 2005 Newmarket Journal - Hands Off!
24 June 2005 - Cambridge Evening News- Villagers in protest at New Development
24 June 2005 - Bury Free Press- 5,000 New Homes Leads to Protests
24 June 2005 - East Anglia Daily Times - Protest over £1billion town.
23 June 2005 East Anglia Daily Times- Sports Town will create 3,000 jobs.
22 June 2005 - Cambridge Evening News- Homes Protest Planned
22 June 2005 - East Anglia Daily Times- Plan for £1 billion new town unveiled
12 June 2005 - The Sunday Telegraph- Article in Property pages about Watermark
9 June 2005 - Cambridge News- Villagers claim Council will back new town bid
19 April 2005 - Cambridge News- Village Votes on Plans to Build 5000 Homes
12 April 2005 - Forest Heath District council publish on the internet their February newsletter stating no further comment or opinions will be made
7 April 2005 - Cambridge News- Sir Steve rebuked over 'rowing canal' support
10 March 2005 Newmarket Journal - We don't want village
7 March 2005 - Cambridge News- Steve experiences a New Sensation................losing
4 March 2005 - BBC News - Parish Poll defeat for Water-Park
3 March 2005 - BBC News - Villagers vote on Water-Park plans
3 March 2005 Newmarket Journal - We have acted property over Watermark village plans, says Council
1 March 2005 - Cambridge News- Villagers 'Kept in Dark' over new community
21 February 2005 - Bury Free Press - Plans will devastate area - say residents
17 February 2005 Newmarket Journal - 100 Sign up to fight plans
12 February 2005 - Cambridge News - Olympic Hero Rows into Housing Debate
9 February 2005 Newmarket Journal - New Village plan unveiled
1 February 2005 - BBC News - Villagers to vote on water-park
28 January 2005 - Cambridge News- Vote urged on town plan
27 January 2005 Newmarket Journal - Developers forced into postponing public exhibition indefinitely
21 January 2005 - Bury Free Press - Villages face ruin - outcry
20 January 2005 - Newmarket Journal - We'll fight 5,000 homes
18 January 2005 - Cambridge Evening News - Villagers fight plan to create new MK

Letter from Alan Moore, Head of Regional Planning & Transportation, East of England Regional Assembly Click here (This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Letter from Richard Ward, Director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England - Suffolk Preservation Society Branch to David Burnip Page 1 Page 2(This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Freedom of Information Act - Compliance Guide - download copy: Click here (This requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Follow our campaign on the BBC Action Network Web Site: Click here


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- Rare Stone Curlew back from the brink.

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Archive Articles

29 July 2003 - Cambridge Evening News - Shops in New Vision

29 July 2003 - Cambridge Evening News - Sports Land Earmarked

22 January 2004 - Cambridge Evening News - Legend backs sport site bid

9 December 2004 - Newmarket Journal- New move on leisure plan (David Burnip, CEO of FHDC, states that the Watermark scheme was not only an exciting prospect for Forest Heath and the East of England but for the country as a whole.

News links on Orion taking Cardiff Councillors to "Casino Trips"

7 January 2005 - BBC News- Council chiefs' £6,000 Casino Trip

6 January 2005 - South Wales Echo- Council chiefs' bet on super-casino.

An interesting study by Bedfordshire Police on Crime and Disorder with figures based on a 4500 housing development New Urbanism and Crime Figures
An article in Farmers guardian about serious water shortages in this region

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An article of interest about development in Bury St Edmunds 11 February 2005 - Bury Free Press - Town's heading for a heart attack as it struggles with its own growth
An article of interest on Rare Five-banded Tail Digger Wasp

22 March 2005 - BBC News- Rare Wasp cancels village plans

Sites of Interest

Herringswell - Bury Free Press site

Villages in Forest Heath- Information on all Villages

East of England Public Enquiry on Spatial Stragegy
To read entire document

Council for the Protection of Rural England- Information on their campaigns (PS - they are saying that there are 600,000 more homes than households in rural England!)  


EAST ANGLIA TO BECOME THE NEW LAKE DISTRICT?click here

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