Council agrees to sell six homes


Mid Suffolk District Council has agreed to sell off six properties which could raise almost £900,000.

The Old Police Station in Stradbroke is one building that will be put up for sale. A report suggested it has “high improvement costs”, a poor energy rating, and “poor development potential due to restricted vehicular access”.

17 Magdalen Street, in Eye, will also be sold through a local estate agent.

A further four properties, including three in Elmswell and one in Stowmarket, will also be sold.

An additional property in Elmswell will be sold as soon as it becomes vacant.

Properties in Mid Suffolk were assessed on a number of criteria, including current rental demand, construction type, planned future maintenance costs and development potential.

The executive committee voted unanimously to sell the properties at a meeting towards the end of last year.

Meanwhile, four new homes which could be built in Debenham, along with four parking spaces for public use, is pending following a planning meeting held in December.

The proposed new homes, which includes two four-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom properties, and construction of garages and new vehicle access, would be built on a commercial site, which would be demolished.

The site, also known as the ‘Old Bus Depot’, is accessed from the junction of Chancery Lane with The Butts or Derry Brook Lane.

Both applications will be subject to the completion of a Section 106 planning agreement, and are pending.