Talks on Sudbury hospital sites

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A CONSULTATION will be held next week to determine how land previously set aside for Sudbury’s new health centre is to be used.

Harp Close Meadow, also known as People’s Park, was originally earmarked for the town’s health facility more than a decade ago.

However, the NHS-owned site in Waldingfield Road is no longer needed for this purpose after planning permission for a new health centre was granted in Church Field Road earlier this year, with the building expected to be up and running by 2014.

This leaves the land redundant and two public consultations discussing future options are due to take place at Sudbury Town Hall on Thursday and Sudbury Sports Centre on Sunday.

Potential development plans, including the building of 120 houses and the creation of a park, have already been put forward and residents will be able to view these proposals and have their say.

Further exhibitions into how the town’s Walnuttree Hospital, St Leonard’s Hospital and more land in Church Field Road will be used are expected to be held later in the year, with a number of options under consideration.

Anyone is welcome to attend the public consultations, which are being run as drop-in sessions, from 6pm to 8pm at the town hall and between 10am and 2pm at Sudbury Sports Centre.

For more information, visit www.sudburysites.co.uk.