Plans have been submitted to build a new communal living building in Haverhill, providing accommodation for "people that have experienced varying challenges in their life".

Ellis Estates has applied to construct a new residential building on the land behind 5 Wratting Road, which is managed by the Anglia Care Trust (ACT).

Plans request permission to build a two-storey building complete with six rooms for residents and a communal living area.

The design plans also propose the site being a car-free development, pointing to its "very sustainable" location within Haverhill, close to local amenities.

In a letter of support provided by ACT, it states that they provide "much needed residential accommodation for people that have experienced varying challenges in their life".

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The Trust adds that it is "very supportive" of the proposed new build, saying that the layout "enables resdients to have moral support from their co-residents while also having privacy and their own place when required."