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Plans unveiled to redevelop former Babergh District Council offices and Angel Court care home in Hadleigh into 78 new homes


By Newsdesk Sudbury


Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631610)
Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631610)

Images have been released showing how the redevelopment of Hadleigh’s former council offices might look, if plans for new homes are approved.

Babergh District Council left the Corks Lane site a year ago, and plans have been drawn up for 53 homes to be incorporated within the complex, with four homes proposed across the River Brett at Bridge House.

There are also plans for 21 flats on the site of the former county council-owned Angel Court care home in Angel Street.

The planning applications will be considered by the district council in the new year.

Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631593)
Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631593)

The artist’s impressions show how the five listed buildings on the Corks Lane site will be repaired, refurbished and converted into residential accommodation.

In addition, council buildings constructed in the 1970s will be converted into flats, rather than demolished, maintaining the backdrop to Hadleigh Cricket Ground.

Cllr Frank Lawrenson, Babergh’s cabinet member for assets and investments, said: “Everyone agrees that leaving sites empty in the long term does the town a disservice.

“By bringing both the former office site in Corks Lane and the former care home site at Angel Court back into use, these proposals will help Hadleigh continue to be the thriving market town we all know, while also helping meet the real housing need there is in the town.”

Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631579)
Visual of Corks Lane redevelopment in Hadleigh (5631579)

The proposals have been drawn up by Purcell Architects following a public consultation earlier this year.

The council says the plans have been designed in consultation with heritage consultants to ensure the least possible harm to buildings, while retaining open space immediately north of the River Brett.

The proposals for Corks Lane include 20 one-bedroom flats, 19 two-bedroom flats, eight three-bedroom flats and one four-bedroom flat, as well as three three-bedroom houses and two four-bedroom houses.

Bridge House and its car park could accommodate two four-bedroom houses and two five-bedroom houses.

Angel Court has been earmarked for affordable homes, including seven one-bedroom flats, two two-bedroom flats, eight one-bedroom flats and four two-bedroom flats.



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