First families to move into 'gateway' development this year

Development of the derelict site in Framlingham's Station Road has been in the pipeline since Hopkins Homes came forward with plans in 2010. The development, named Prospect Place, comprises one and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom coach houses, three and four-bedroom town houses and a detached bungalow with the first families to move in during the latter part of 2016.

A temporary sales cabin has opened whilst the showhome and marketing suite are due to be ready to view in September and the development is expected to be completed in its entirety by the end of 2018.

The streetscene has been inspired by the town's former railway station and engine sheds on the old factory site in a bid to reflect its Victorian history. Christopher Hudson, district councillor for Framlingham, said: "It's very welcome that the development is going ahead."

James Hopkins, executive chairman of Hopkins Homes, said: "This is a really exciting new development for Framlingham. "Once it is finishes it will create a fantastic and welcoming view for people arriving in the town. The development is creating 150 jobs which will be sustained throughout the project. We will also contribute over £400,000 towards local education, improvements of existing sports facilities within the town and to fund a pedestrian crossing on Station Road".