Work starts on homes

Work has begun on four new bungalows on a controversial site on Newmarket’s Freshfields estate

The new homes aimed at residents with disabilities, are being built by housing association, Flagship, and Suffolk County Council, on the site of former rented garages, a move that was strongly opposed by residents concerned it would cause more parking problems in an already busy area.

Costing £650,000, the two-bedroom rented bungalows will mean residents can receive 24-hour support in their own homes.

Councillor Alan Murray, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health and adult care, said, “Providing fit for purpose homes which enable people with complex learning difficulties is vital in helping them to live independent and fulfilling lives.” The scheme should be completed in November