Magistrates’ court to become housing as plans approved

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An application to convert the former magistrates’ court in Sudbury into six flats has been granted by the district council’s planning committee.

The building in Acton Lane, which is situated next to Sudbury Police Station, was sold last year for £112,000.

New owner Nick Rush submitted an application to Babergh District Council for a change of use and conversion of the building into six residential units, including parking. The units will consist of one one-bedroom and five two-bedroom flats.

Mr Rush has also proposed building a two-storey extension over the existing single-storey building.

At a Sudbury Town Council planning committee meeting last Monday, members voiced their support for the proposal and the prospect of much-needed suitable accommodation in the town.

The following day, planning permission was approved by the district council.

The approval is subject to several conditions, including a three-year time limit for completion and the approval of building materials.