What Next For Sudbury?

On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January Babergh District Council hosted the What next for Sudbury? public exhibition at St Peter's in Sudbury. Thank you to everyone took time to attend, ask questions and leave valuable feedback. 

The event showcased developments already taking place across the town, including investment in Kingfisher Leisure Centre and St Peter’s regeneration project as well as sharing updates on future proposals for areas such as Belle Vue and Gainsborough’s House.

The event gave residents their first glimpse at plans for the proposed hotel and restaurant on the site of the former swimming pool at Belle Vue ahead of any planning application being submitted, as well as more information on proposals for the future use of Belle Vue House and investment in facilities for Belle Vue Park.

The event also provided an opportunity to share the findings of the recent town centre study commissioned by Suffolk County Council and supported by Babergh District Council.

Speaking about the event, Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council leader, said:

“We are investing heavily and working with a number of partners to realise a vision for Sudbury and ensure a bright and healthy future for the town – and we are now in a position to explain things in a joined-up way for residents. We have listened to feedback through previous consultations and want to be open and clear about our thoughts for the future – giving the local community every possible chance to understand our rationale and continue to give us their views.”

Information and plans shared at the event are available below, there was also an opportunity to leave feedback in response to the proposed plans in Febraruary 2020.

Some findings from the public survey responses can be found on Babergh District Council's website here.​

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