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Home > News > New plans for Belle Vue Park improvements to go on display

New plans for Belle Vue Park improvements to go on display

Posted by Communications on 8 October 2021 | Comments

Residents, visitors and business owners in Sudbury are being invited to view outline plans for improvements to Belle Vue Park.

The public display will feature plans for a new-look entrance, new café with outdoor and indoor seating overlooking a relocated children’s play area and new toilet facilities. There are also plans to introduce a Changing Places facility which will provide accessible, spacious toilets for visitors with disabilities.

In addition, the display will include options for improved access into and around the park and improvements to landscaping and activity areas.

The plans will be displayed at the central green area of the park on:

  • Friday 15 October between 10am - 3pm
  • Saturday 16 October between 10am - 2pm

Belle Vue Park is an important asset for Sudbury and by carrying out a range of improvements, Babergh District Council are hoping to make the park more welcoming and accessible for all.

Visitors to the public display will be able to have their say on the proposals by completing a feedback form which will also be available online, along with the design concepts.

Following the public event in the park, the outline plans will go on display in the window of Unit 12, the former Fanboo salon, in the Borehamgate Arcade until 1 November 2021.

Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for economic growth, Cllr Michael Holt, said:

“I hope anyone with an interest in Belle Vue Park will come and see the display, and share their feedback on the concepts and initial plans.

“Our ambition is to create an open, welcoming park entrance that is well connected to the town centre. Carrying out these improvements in Belle Vue Park, will bring modern facilities that will benefit both regular visitors and help encourage more people to come and enjoy the park and town.”

Over the last few years, Belle Vue Park has received significant investment including a new multi-use games area and skatepark, as well as new equipment and landscaping in the children’s play area.

As agreed by Babergh District Council’s cabinet earlier this year, funding for the new park entrance and other park improvements will come from up to 100% of the receipt of the sale of Belle Vue House and part of the old swimming pool site.

Further information about the plans for Belle Vue Park and a form to submit feedback, will become available online from 15 October.