Exhibition on plan for East House is delayed

Plans to stage a public exhibition into fresh proposals for the future of East House in Hadleigh have been put on hold.

The event was scheduled to take place in mid-April at the town’s library but Babergh District Council, which owns the Georgian building, is still working on a new planning application.

This follows the authority’s decision to scrap efforts to turn the Grade II-listed building in George Street into two homes and to build four detached houses and a cart lodge on the former putting green behind it.

“Work on the new application, taking in the responses received during last year’s consultation, is still ongoing, and there will not be an exhibition at the moment,” said a district council spokeswoman.

Campaigners have said the land should be kept as open space.