Babergh District Council has unveiled its proposals for hotel and restaurant at the former swimming pool site – designed to boost Sudbury’s economy while also preserving neighbouring Belle Vue Park.
Findings of a recent study into ways to revitalise Sudbury include the planned relocation of the Hamilton Road bus station to an on-street facility and the redesign of Market Hill in order to attract more visitors into the town centre.
Converting Belle Vue House back into residential use, or using it for private sheltered housing, a café and heritage centre are amongst the suggestions for the future of Belle Vue House.
Sudbury residents are being asked for their views on how to improve Belle Vue Park, to ensure it remains a valuable green space for the whole community.
Alongside the new developments, residents are also being reminded of the work already underway across the town as part of the Sudbury Vision, including:
Aldham, Elmsett and, Botesdale and Rickinghall, have become the latest communities to have their Neighbourhood Plans adopted following council meetings this week.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have approved a new Housing Assistance Policy to help residents suffering with a long-term illness adapt their homes.
The first phase of a £2.4m extension and new facilities at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury has been completed this month, with community groups offered the chance to apply for free use of the space.
At cabinet meetings this week, councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils gave the go ahead to support Citizens Advice (CA) with more than £420k.
The first draft of Babergh District Council’s budget for 2020/21 is set to be considered by councillors next week, including an increase in council tax that will see £5 a year added to the bill of a Band D Property.