Babergh District Council’s Planning Committee today approved an application to turn the former Angel Court care home into affordable housing, giving the green light to the first stage of the council’s plan for 78 new homes in Hadleigh.
The Committee approved the application to demolish the existing buildings at the disused care home and construct 21 new dwellings, 9 of which are intended for affordable rent and 12 of which will be available under shared ownership schemes.
The approval of the application marks the first step to bring the empty site back into use after the former care home closed in August 2014 and will bring much needed affordable housing to the market town.
The scheme will provide :
Cllr Jan Osborne, Babergh District Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “These twenty-one affordable homes will make living in the town possible for those who might otherwise have been forced to leave, and will transform a derelict building from an unused eyesore into new homes in keeping with the rest of the town. We continue to work to ensure we are delivering good homes for our communities and today’s decision is good news for Hadleigh.”