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A mother of eleven has been told she will not be moving in to a six-bed council home worth £500,000.
Severn Vale Housing said it had decided Heather Frost from Churchdown near Gloucester could not have the house at a new development in Tewkesbury after all.
The 37-year-old hit national headlines earlier this year when it emerged she could be given the property.
The housing association is looking at other options for the family.
A jobless mother of 11 in Gloucestershire who made headlines after it emerged she was getting a newly built 'mansion' provided by a council said she "would love to go out and work".
Heather Frost, 36, who has not worked for years, said she had intended to set up her own business but fell ill with cancer two years ago.
The grandmother-of-two, who first fell pregnant at 14, said she "understood" why other people who go out to work might be angry that her large family is supported by the taxpayer.
Verna Green, Director of Communities at Tewkesbury Borough Council, talks to our reporter Ken Goodwin. The council has been criticised for building a six-bedroom house for Heather Frost, an unemployed mother of eleven who claims her current housing is unsuitable.
A woman who has been offered a six bedroom house for her 11 children went into hiding today following a media storm, after it was revealed that Tewkesbury Council is building a new home for her family.
Heather Frost from Innsworth near Gloucester is quoted in the Sun newspaper saying she would demand an even bigger home if she doesn't like the one being built for her. But friends said today she never asked for a six bedroomed house; it was offered because her current accommodation is temporary.
Heather and her family currently live in two semi-detached houses knocked together to form one large house. Verna Green, Director of Communities for Tewkesbury Borough Council says that the new house, which is being built as part of a social housing development, represents good value.
Campaigners have criticised a decision by Tewkesbury Borough Council to provide a mother of 11 with a purpose-built six-bedroom "mansion" near Gloucester. Unemployed Heather Frost, 36, currently lives in two houses knocked together in Churchdown but says she needs a more suitable home.
To solve her housing problem, the council sold a plot of land a housing association. It will build 13 houses on the land, one of which will have six bedrooms and be allocated to Ms Frost. Her current home will be re-allocated to two families.
The TaxPayers' Alliance, criticised the decision.
Derek Davies, lead member for built environment at Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: