Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Bury St Edmunds: More affordable homes on the cards as Havebury submits application for 25 properties

12:00 10 April 2014

Plans have been lodged for 25 homes to be built on land near the Priors estate in Bury St Edmunds.

The application from the Havebury Housing Partnership would see 11 affordable houses and 14 assisted units built alongside a communal hub for carers on South Close, close to Riverwalk School off Hospital Road.

The plans would see the demolition of two vacant buildings on the site – the South Court Old People’s Home and Brooklands – as well as creating a new access road and parking arrangements for the school.

To the north of the site is Alexandra House, a recently constructed residential home run by Suffolk County Council, which provides care for vulnerable children and young adults.

To the east is Riverwalk School, with the playing fields of Westgate Primary School to the south.

Havebury – which manages more than 6,000 homes in Bury and Haverhill – is also consulting on a 32-property plan close by at the former site of The Priors pub, as efforts are made to provide accommodation for the more than 1,500 people on St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s social housing waiting list.

0 comments

John Williams has decided to carve a tree stump on Eastgate Street in Bury St Edmunds.

Not many people would give up 200 hours of their life and ten weeks of work free of charge, but that is exactly what one retired Suffolk teacher is doing after coming across an “ugly” tree stump near his house.

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image.

Emergency services were called to a head-on crash in Ixworth Thorpe earlier this afternoon.

Images taken from drone footage of the River Alde, by David McArthur

Drone pilot David McArthur was “in the right place at the right time” when he shot these scenes over the River Alde last summer.

Picture: Ian Burt

A man has reported being seriously sexually assaulted in Ipswich over the weekend.

Port of Felistowe. Picture: Mike Page

Suffolk police were called to a crash involving a HGV and a car at Gate 1 of the Port of Felixstowe this afternoon.

st james middle school 1982

When I was nine years old, I headed off to St James Middle School in Bury St Edmunds in my smart blue blazer.

Hollesley Bay

A prisoner from Hollesley Bay open prison who failed to return following a period of home leave has handed himself in, police have said.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24