Potential for new homes after the former Woodside Luxury Boarding cattery in Copdock goes up for sale
An old cattery has been put up for sale with potential for redevelopment to provide three new homes, subject to planning permission.
The former Woodside Luxury Boarding cattery on Old London Road on the outskirts of Copdock went on sale on December 4 after it closed.
In the market with a guide price of £ 100,000, Grace Estates agents say there is redevelopment potential on the land for further commercial units or residential accommodation, subject to planning permission.
Donut offered for sale with the old enclosures of the cattery, the land offered for sale also includes an outbuilding.
A previous request to demolish the cattery and build three houses with garages in its place was refused by Babergh District Council in September. However, an appeal has been filed against this decision.
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The plans, if the call is successful, could see permission to build a detached four-bedroom unit and a pair of three-bedroom semi-detached homes on the site.
They were initially turned down for fear that the development would be far from local services and that the new motorway access could cause road safety issues in Old London Road.
A response from Suffolk Highways said: “There is no guarantee that safe and proper access can be obtained from the site.”
The board added: “If a plan is submitted that shows changes as suggested, the SCC Highways may reconsider that request and recommend approval subject to conditions. Without these, the road authority would maintain a recommendation of deny to unless evidence is provided for access can be achieved. “
Planners said that the homes, if built, would have “realistic” asking prices.
The Copdock and Washbrook parish council agreed with the idea of a lack of amenities within walking distance and possible safety issues on the road.
Planners say there is no need for the plot to remain a cattery as the two other catteries in the village will not leave the community under-supplied.
The other catteries in the village, Acorn Cattery in Folly Lane and Copdock Kennels & Boarding Cattery in Oakfield Road, remain open.
Those interested in purchasing the land can find more information here.