The construction of over 50 affordable homes is now underway as part of a new housing development in Hatfield Peverel, Essex.
Essex-based housing association CHP will own and manage the affordable homes at the Hatfield Grove development, on which it is working in partnership with Bellway Homes and Braintree District Council.
The first of the properties, situated on a former dairy site, will be available from spring 2021.
Carl Hockey, CHP’s Growth and Partnerships director, said: “We are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver more high-quality affordable homes for our region.
“We are determined to meet local housing need, tackle the housing crisis, and provide properties that people will be proud to live in and call home.”
In total, 38 affordable rent and 20 shared ownership new homes will be created in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bed houses and two-bed flats.
The overall scheme is due for completion in summer 2022.
Councillor Kevin Bowers, cabinet member for Homes at Braintree District Council, said: “Following the closure of the Arla Diary the council have been working to support proposals to redevelop this large brownfield site.
“The council attach great importance to the provision of affordable housing as part of new housing developments.
“The S106 legal agreement between the council and the developer means that 50 of the 145 new homes being built are being provided as affordable housing, through our partners CHP, and this will make a welcome contribution towards addressing local housing needs.”
Braintree District Council will nominate people to live in the homes available for affordable rent.
Main image: CHP’s affordable housing development in Hatfield Peverel, Essex
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