Ganges Development

Work has started to clear the brownfield site of the former HMS Ganges in readiness to build 285 houses, from two-bed to five bedroom homes, a 60 room nursing home, a hostel and a mix of retail units. 

There will be open spaces, cycle routes and the former Nelson Hall has been earmarked for community use, along with the old swimming pool.

As part of the agreement developers must begin with clearing the area of the fort at the bottom end of the site and look to bring it back to use if possible.

Legal agreement has been reached for the development of the former HMS Ganges site, meaning full planning permission has been granted.

Babergh District Council planning committee granted permission, for a second time, for the development, back in March 2015 but extensive legal work had to be carried out with all relevant parties to get final agreement.