Listed Buildings in Ipswich: No 16 4, College Street
This two storied 16th or 17th century timber-framed house has been vacant since 1981, was damaged by fire in 1992 and has been on the Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk ever since. It’s one thing listing a building and quite another ensuring that the building is suitably maintained.
This is not the only building in the town to have been on the register for close to twenty-years and it’s not as though the local authorities have no powers to do anything about it.
Should an owner choose not to co-operate with the Local Authority in an effort to improve the condition of the building at risk, the Authority has statutory powers (Urgent Works Notices, Repairs Notices and Compulsory Purchase Orders) available to it to bring about a resolution.