Marketing Documents - Belle Vue Site, Sudbury
Revised Date for Offers: Friday 12 February 2021, midday
Additional Viewing Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021
Given the new national lockdown period that began 4 January, Babergh District Council (BDC) is extending the marketing period for the Belle Vue site. The time period has been extended by three weeks. The new closing date for the submission of bids is midday on Friday 12 February 2021.
We will continue to carry out viewings of the site and house, strictly in accordance with social distancing measures. However, we understand that some parties might need more time for this. We will be holding an additional viewing day on Wednesday 27 January 2021.
As part of the progression of the Sudbury Vision Programme & Town Centre master plan, BDC are marketing the Council-owned site adjacent Belle Vue Park.
Please see attached sale details and site area.
The site area does not include the park. The park is where the Council is actively seeking to deliver a new connected and accessible community entrance, café with outdoor seating and toilet block.
The site being marketed for sale comprises approximately 1.06 acres ((0.43 hectares) and offers the potential for a number of uses (subject to planning).
These include, but are not limited to:
- care home
- community uses
The sale is to be conducted by informal tender with offers sought by midday Friday 12 February 2021.
For further information, please contact the Chartered Surveyor acting in the sale on behalf of BDC:Mark Leonard MRICSStudley Capital LimitedPhone: 07775893115Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLE VUE SITE (SECTION 123(2A)) OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972
Important Notice: Objection period now closed (as of 8 January 2021)
All objections received will now be fully reported and considered by councillors at Babergh's Cabinet Meeting on 11 March 2021.
Babergh has issued this notice and is progressing with a further marketing period. This is to assess what options may come forward for the area of the site shown on the Section 123(2A) plan. This does NOT include the park, which is not being marketed. The park will remain under Council control and ownership.
Options shown through town masterplanning were to enable consideration of what land could be available for a new park entrance. Any prospective new owner/developer would review potential for the site afresh. They need not consider any of the three masterplan indicative options.
The Public Notice and plan identifying the approximate area can be accessed below. There is extra indication of where the new Council owned and maintained accessible park entrance could be located.
The Confidential Minute (redacted) and Plan relating to the 2013 decision to dispose of the house and pool site are attached:
Appendix C was expired pre-planning third party advice - not available
Market Hill: Improving pedestrian-friendly and flexible public access space
Public Consultation analysis and next steps
A programme of public engagement with businesses, residents and other community groups took place in Autumn 2020. The programme closed in mid-December.
The public provided feedback on the design concept of a more pedestrian-friendly, flexible use public space. Analysis of the feedback from this survey is now underway. It will be fed back through the open Sudbury Steering Group meeting in March 2021. It will then be published on this webpage.
Over 225 individual responses were received during the consultation period. Comments were made about the design concept, potential improvements and the future of the space in the heart of Sudbury.
An initial review of the feedback indicates that:
- about 73% of respondents agreed that the proposed design concept creates better space for pedestrians, the market and other flexible uses
- the design would increase time spent and frequency of visits to the Market Hill area of the town
The consultation feedback form provided a space for open comments and suggestions.
These comments and suggestions included opinions on:
- trees and greenery within the concept
- outdoor tables and seating
- blue-badge parking
- improving the market
- supporting retail
- developing a year round visitor programme
The survey results also show how views of town centre residents relate to those of town centre visitors. Detailed analysis into these results remains ongoing.
The next steps are through the Sudbury Vision Steering Group/Suffolk County Council/stakeholder engagement (including Town Council). Together they will explore further refinement of the design (based on feedback), funding opportunities and links with Sudbury Vision.
About Sudbury Vision
Sudbury's public sector organisations, stakeholders and local businesses are working together to help shape Sudbury's development. Much work has been carried out since the first public engagement events took place in 2018.
Sudbury Vision recognises a future Sudbury that is:
- a special place with an exciting future
- a strategically well-placed town for sustainable growth
- a town hosting a diverse economy and a strong community spirit
Sudbury Vision's ambitions include:
- developing Sudbury's brand and profile
- developing Sudbury as a place to invest
- enhancing the town as a great place to live, work and visit
- creating a connected and sustainable town centre
- building on the town's cultural heritage and visitor attractions