CONTRACTORS began destroying a former mobile home site to make way for 28 new temporary homes this week.

Reading Borough Council’s workers began crushing concrete foundations at the Lowfield Road site.

The development, which could be finished as soon as Autumn this year, will also feature a children’s play area, car parking, bike sheds and landscaping.

Each home will have two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living area.

Councillor Richard Davies, Reading Borough Council’s lead member for housing, said: “I am really pleased that work is now starting on the Lowfield Road temporary housing scheme.

“Reading, along with many other towns and cities in the region, has seen an increase in the number of families requiring emergency housing. This has resulted in the Council being forced to use bed and breakfast accommodation which is unsuitable and disruptive for homeless families.

“These innovative and low cost units will provide families with comfortable and modern temporary homes and reduce the cost of providing B&B accommodation for the Council.”

Neighbours living nearby have been warned about potential noise disturbances.

The plans for the site were approved in July last year.