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Extra-care homes facility could be built on land near Thurston's Heath Road if Mid Suffolk District Council approves plans




An extra-care affordable housing scheme could be built in Thurston, if planning approval is granted.

Mid Suffolk District Council is considering a proposal from Housing 21 to build a 54-bed extra care housing scheme, comprising 40 apartments, 14 bungalows and communal areas with car parking and landscaping – 22 of the dwellings could be affordable housing.

Land south of Heath Road, currently in agricultural use, is earmarked for the scheme.

The facility is earmarked for land in Thurston
The facility is earmarked for land in Thurston

Housing 21 is a not-for-profit provider of retirement housing and extra care for ‘older people of modest means’, managing around 20,000 retirement and extra care living properties.

Extra care living allows older people to keep the independence of their own home while having care workers on site at all times.

Comments can be made at https://planning.baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/ using reference DC/21/04549 until September 9.

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