Listing Application - Belle Vue House

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Listing Application - Belle Vue House

Belle Vue House of Sudbury, Suffolk is at risk of demolition. Belle Vue House is a historic Sudbury town building closely associated...

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On 16th Mar 2016 we successfully raised

£652

of £600 target
with

15 backers

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14 days


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Extra funding will be set aside to reatin an expert to review the site planning application.

Belle Vue House of Sudbury, Suffolk is at risk of demolition. Belle Vue House is a historic Sudbury town building closely associated with Belle Vue Park that has been in community use for over a century. The building has become surplus to its current owner Babergh District Council's requirements who have (subject to planning) sold it. According to the local press and an anonymous source there is a threat of demolition in favour of a new build chain hotel - despite two other credible bids (including a Community one raised by local Council Tax Payers) that would retain the building. We are therefore raising funds to apply for Belle Vue House to be listed as it at risk of demolition. Demolition is likely to impact Belle Vue park and Sudbury's historic town centre. Other buildings by the Belle Vue House architects Spalding & Knight have been listed including the RADA Academy, Camden, London which our consultant helped save from a similar fate. Please note: 1. Funds raised are being used to fund an expert to apply to Historic England to list Belle Vue House. However, there is no guarantee the building will be listed. 2. We are not averse to ANY new development that incorporates retaining Belle Vue House sympathetically which includes a budget chain hotel (albeit space has been allocated in the Chilton scheme for such a budget hotel).

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