At the development site, from left, are Nick Suiter, managing director of E N Suiter & Sons, Steven Woodcock, managing director of Allman Woodcock, Tony Hall, Freebridge chief executive, Martin Plaice, site manager for E N Suiter, Andy Walder Freebridge chairman, Quinton Mitchell, construction manager for E N Suiter, and Peter Ramsdale, development project manager with Freebridge.

A turf-cutting ceremony has signalled the start of building work on 14 news homes in Walsoken.

The new Freebridge Community Housing homes are being developed on a site at Chapnall Road following the demolition earlier this year of a number of what the housing provider described as “out-dated, non-traditional” properties.

The development will include six two-bed homes, seven three-bed homes and one four-bed property.

Officials from the King’s Lynn-based housing provider met on site with representatives of the building contractors this week.

Tony Hall, Freebridge chief executive said: “These homes will be a welcome addition to village of Walsoken and, after a period when we’ve been unable to physically progress sites like this, because of COVID-19, it’s particularly good to see the work beginning again.

“The properties that have been demolished were originally built in a non-traditional manner and, as such, were only ever intended to have a very limited lifespan, so we’re very pleased to be replacing them with a number of new, thermally efficient homes which will provide much-needed housing in the area for many years to come.”

The new homes are expected to be completed by next June.