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Public consultation on plans to convert former Hadleigh care home into 21 homes begins today

By Priya Kingsley-Adam

Hadleigh Guildhall. (3018830)
Hadleigh Guildhall. (3018830)

Plans to turn a former care home in Hadleigh into affordable housing are being showcased during a public consultation at the Guildhall today.

Proposals to build 21 affordable homes on the former site of Angel Court Care Home are being set out as part of Rural Housing Week.

The public will have the opportunity to view the plans at the Guildhall on Wednesday, between 3pm and 7pm.

Jan Osborne, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Sitting right in the heart of Hadleigh, the former care home site gives us a chance to deliver the housing the town needs, with easy access to the town centre.”

Mrs Osborne is encouraging the public to offer their feedback.

“These proposals could provide housing for decades to come and we want to make sure everyone in Hadleigh has a chance to comment,” she said.

“Housing is a major issue for both market towns and villages across the country and this Rural Housing Week we are proud to be on track to deliver 210 new homes in Babergh over the next three years.

“These proposals are part of that larger picture, of providing the housing our district needs in the places it is needed.”

Concerns over the site being left vacant were raised recently at a public meeting in Hadleigh.

Former town councillor Kieron Ruddy claimed it was unacceptable for the site to be left derelict at a time when there is a housing shortage in the district.

Sian Dawson, a Conservative town councillor, however, stated the site could not accommodate people in its current state.

Anyone unable to attend the event can email comments to nicol.perryman@ingletonwood.co.uk.


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