Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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.

shares

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.

shares

0 comments

Protestors take part in No Adastral New Town march through Woodbridge

One word sums up the hot-button issue in Suffolk Coastal – housing.

Doug Field - Executive Officer - Finance and Technology, East of England Co-op

An East Anglian store chain is celebrating a 3% rise in profits, but warned store closures could be on the cards this year as it continues to battle tough trading conditions.

The EEAST emergency operations centre

Health minister Dan Poulter has praised the leadership and investment at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust service after it recorded some of its best figures in Suffolk for months.

left to right): Andrew Harrison, Managing Director Stansted Airport; Charlie Cornish, MAG Chief Executive; Beth Brewster, MAG Retail Director

Phase two of an £80million project to transform restaurants on offer at Stansted Airport was officially opened yesterday, amid hopes the improved offer will attract long-haul airlines to the transport hub.

A small plane kept the Virgin balloon company for part of the trip

Geometrical farmers’ fields, tree canopies and a selfie were all caught on camera when photographer Sarah Lucy Brown flew over the county in a hot air balloon.

Jonathan Glenister, who has been reported missing

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man from Haverhill who has not been seen since Saturday evening.

HMS Rhododendron at anchor in Russia

Talk of VE Day evokes different memories for different people. For Arthur Simmons, it came as he sailed back from Russia.

IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Fans of the animated Disney film Frozen will have the opportunity to experience every song and snow flake with an Open Air Cinema Day at Ipswich Town Football Club this summer.

Debenham village parish sign.

The leader of a Suffolk village authority has questioned the electoral process after a representative could not stand for re-election due to citizenship issues.

Delays have been caused by a signal fault

Rail services between Norwich and Diss are having to run at a reduced speed on some lines due to a fault with the signalling system.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages