Permission Granted for Shared Ownership Development in Basildon

Story posted: 12/07/2017

Proposal’s for an underused garage site to be replaced with new homes has been given the green light.

At a meeting held last night (Tuesday 11th July), Basildon Council’s planning committee approved an application brought forward by Sempra Homes for three new homes to replace a dilapidated garage site at Rayside East, Basildon which suffers with anti-social behaviour.

The homes will replace 36 garages, 34 of which were not in use. Of the two garages that were in use, a privately owned garage will be purchased and the other tenant will be offered a garage nearby.

The development will consist of three two-bedroom houses and will provide 15 parking spaces, six of which will be allocated to the new homes. All three homes will be available to purchase as Shared Ownership.

Melanie Keys, Sempra Homes Manager, said:

“I am really pleased this development has been given planning permission and we are able to provide new homes whilst at the same time improving the local area and reducing the risk of anti-social behaviour.

This development will provide opportunity for residents to get their first steps on the property ladder by owning a share of their own property and paying 'affordable rent' on the remainder. With the option of buying more shares and eventually owning 100 per cent.”

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