Weʼre raising £20,000 to fund a legal challenge against Babergh District Council and stop them selling off open space at Belle Vue Park for retirement living
- Sudbury, Suffolk
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On Thursday 11th March 2021, the cabinet of Babergh District council voted 6-2 in favour of a bid to redevelop the Belle Vue pool site and house.
The cabinet voted for option B: "New build retirement living development pool site, house conversion to two residential dwellings."
Via our Facebook groups we have been campaigning to retain the land for community use, it is regarded as open space as defined in the open spaces act of 1906.
The community action group as a whole now has over 2000 members and represents those against residential development on the Belle Vue site and the desecration of our public town centre community space.
We would like to see the whole of the park, previously used recreation space (old swimming pool site etc) and Belle Vue House retained for the community of Sudbury and future generations. We believe it should be developed/regenerated in a way that benefits the wellbeing and enjoyment of the whole community and equally improves tourism for Sudbury.
On Monday 22nd March 2021, the Babergh District Council Overview and Scrutiny committee voted 5-1 in favour of upholding the decision.
We require up to £20,000 funding for our legal battle, a specialist team are now representing us on this action. That is a high target but we are confident of achieving it and we will fight this decision to the end!
**We urgently need your help in overturning this decision via a legal challenge. Feel free to join our public Facebook group: Belle Vue Action Group and our private group Sudbury People against development at Belle Vue Park
Alternatively follow us on Twitter: @BelleVuePeople
Best regards: Belle Vue Action Group Campaign Team
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Oct 31, 2021
You’re doing a great job 👏🏻 let’s keep fighting for a better outcome for all!
Aug 17, 2021
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Aug 17, 2021
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Jun 12, 2021
Babergh district council have deliberately let belle view house and park fall into a state of disrepair so that they can gradually sell of the land to speculators.Wake up Sudbury!
Jun 7, 2021
Park and the House belong to people of Sudbury and need to be preserved for the people to enjoy - with a covenant on the house - not to fill the coffers of Babergh
Jun 7, 2021
Please please donate to this cause.
Jun 6, 2021
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Belle Vue Action Group
We are a campaign group opposed to the development of retirement living at Belle Vue Park, Sudbury. We recognise that Belle Vue House & the former swimming pool are much-loved parts of Sudbury's history & include public open space & we want them to remain as community assets.