Sudbury Quakers put in build plan

PLANS to extend a grade II listed building used as a meeting house by the Quaker Society are likely to be refused.

The religious group has put forward proposals to build a single-storey extension and install a fire escape doorway at the Friends Meeting House in Friars Street, Sudbury.

However, planning officers have recommended that the plans for the 18th century red brick building be refused. They believe the harm caused by the work is not justified as it will not provide any additional “public benefit”.

The proposals, which were backed by Sudbury Town Council, but received complaints from the Historic Buildings Officer, are due to be discussed by Babergh District Council’s development committee on Wednesday.