Story posted: 08/11/2017
Sempra Homes plans were granted by Basildon Council’s planning committee last night (Tuesday 7 November).
The development, which will replace an under-utilised community centre in Glenmere, Vange, will provide four, two-bedroom houses and one, three-bedroom house.
All of the homes will be made available for Shared Ownership with priority given to borough key workers and residents.
Melanie Keys, Manager of Sempra Homes, added:
“Sempra Homes was set up to deliver quality new housing and support Basildon Council to meet the varying housing needs of the Basildon borough.
Through our new homes programme, we are supporting the council to deliver its promise of strong safe and healthy communities with access to quality homes. I am pleased to have received planning permission for this site which reflects the hard work of the team."
Cllr Gavin Callaghan, Basildon Council’s Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, said:
“This is another significant step in our plan to create quality housing for our key workers, who work our hospital, teach our children and protect us every day of the week but are not high earners.
“Shared ownership provides the opportunity to get on the housing ladder, live and work in the borough and become part of the community.”
The development includes two off road parking spaces to the front of each home along with planted areas.
The new homes will face onto the highway, creating an improved street scene. As part of the development process a public consultation event was held and in response to residents’ concerns the scheme was reduced by two units to allow for additional parking.
The development will include the demolition of the adjacent underutilised garage site, which is only 50% occupied, with a further three provided opposite the homes in order to provide more parking spaces for residents.
The development of these homes is supported by the Homes for Communities Agency for which Sempra has been allotted grant towards the building of these homes.
Alternative community facilities are available at St Chads Church Hall and Gordon Hall which are located close to the site.
Visit our development page to register your interest in this scheme.