Newmarket: Plan of flats for former police station removed

06:00 July 24, 2022

Plans to convert a former police station and courthouse into 17 apartments and a townhouse have been withdrawn.

Newmarket Holdings Ltd has submitted the proposals to West Suffolk Council for the buildings on the corner of Vicarage Road and Lisburn Road in Newmarket.

The police station was closed a few years ago after a countywide policy to eliminate small town stations was imposed, and the magistrates’ court closed in 1998.

West Suffolk Council said the plans were withdrawn on July 19.

Former police station and courts could be converted into apartments
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Permission exists to convert the building – Victorian with a 1960s addition to the police station side of the property – into 15 apartments.

The new proposals involved the creation of 17 apartments – seven one-bed, nine two-bed and one four-bed plus a four-bed townhouse – with ground floor infill and extension.

Stanesby Architecture, for the developers, said the project would create an “exciting, high quality and sustainable redevelopment that meets an identified need” which had been “carefully developed to create a high quality development that fits comfortably into its frame”.