At a meeting of Babergh District Council Cabinet last week (Friday 13 October 2017), members were asked to consider a proposed development on the old swimming pool site at Belle Vue park which has the potential to bring significant economic benefits to Sudbury through tourism and jobs.
In addition to the swimming pool site, the area to be regenerated includes a small parcel of land which is currently part of Belle Vue Park, but does not include Belle Vue House.
Details of the proposal remain commercially confidential at this stage, but Cabinet have given officers the ‘go ahead’ to carry out viability and work on a comprehensive proposal which will be brought before full Council in early 2018.
Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy said, Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy said, “It’s exciting to see some positive proposals for Sudbury coming before Cabinet. The future of Belle Vue House and this important gateway site has been uncertain for longer than any of us would have liked, and while we are not in a position to share further details on this yet, it is great to see progress is being made. Now we have given officers the ‘green light’ on this, we know things will start moving at a rapid pace over the next few weeks so we will be able to bring a final proposal before Full Council early next year.”