Consultation to take place over future of former middle school in Needham Market

A public consultation on proposals for the future of the former middle school site in Needham Market is being held on Tuesday, July 10.

During Rural Housing Week Mid Suffolk District Council, alongside Ingleton Wood and Iceni Homes, are inviting people to view and comment on the proposals for 44 new homes, a new library and café on the site of the former Needham Market Middle School. The proposals include both provision of affordable housing and a new community facility.

The consultation will be held between 3pm and 7pm, at the Community Café, School Street, Needham Market IP6 8BB, and members of people are invited to drop in any time.

Jill Wilshaw, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “When we talk about the former Middle School site, many people don’t realise it includes both the public library and the Needham Market Internet Café.

“We know just how much these facilities mean to our residents and that’s why these proposals include both a new library and a café that can build on the work of the existing Community Café; it will also provide a new, modern base for this outstanding community group. This, alongside the much needed affordable housing in the town centre, could help Needham Market to thrive for years to come, providing homes, services and community facilities all in one place.”

Anyone unable to attend can contact Nicol Perryman at Ingleton Wood via<> to submit their comments.

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