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A TERRACE of new houses at Frome’s former police station has been named in memory of a police officer from the town, whose wife and children officially opened the development this month.
The 61-home ‘Old Nurseries’ development on Oakfield Road was officially opened by Emma Stoodley, wife of the late PC Kevin Stoodley, together with their sons Tyler and Kai, and daughter Sapphira.
The front terrace of three-bedroom homes will be known as Stoodley Terrace in memory of PC Stoodley and his commitment to Frome.
Gail Remnant, associate sales director for developer Newland Homes said, “We’ve had a fantastic first weekend at The Old Nurseries and the feedback we’ve received from visitors has been very positive.
“Our first release of homes included two, three and four bedroom homes and across the opening weekend eager buyers have already snapped up three.
“The location of The Old Nurseries is a real draw for people, with it being within easy walking distance to the town centre as well as being close to excellent parks and schools. Visitors also appreciated the careful layout of the homes, with open-plan living spaces as well as useful cupboards and storage areas.”
The site is on the former police station and magistrates court, however maps show that from the late 1800s the site was a plant nursery, Oakwood Nursery.
The development includes 12 shared equity and affordable rent homes from Selwood Housing.
The Old Nurseries showhome is open daily from 11am until 5pm. For more information visit www.newlandhomes.co.uk/frome or call 01373 229294.