Story posted: 19/04/2021
Sempra Homes has submitted a planning application for 233 new homes on a disused car park next to Basildon town centre.
The development on the site previously known as Car Park 14 will be called “Chapelgate” and is earmarked to be a fully affordable housing scheme subject to achieving grant funding. The development proposals include homes at various heights from 2-storey houses to five apartment blocks tiered at 5, 6, 7, 8,and 10 storeys.
All the homes have been designed to meet the national space standards and the scheme will be brought forward in liaison with the local crime prevention team to meet Secure by Design standards. Internally the properties have been designed so that the rooms are easily adaptable for every day living. In addition to this there will be a provision of 1,900sqm of new public green space, pedestrian and cycle links to the town centre. The development will create employment opportunities for local labour, supply chains and apprentice placements.
Melanie Keys, Service Manager of Sempra Homes, said: "This is an exciting project for Sempra where we will be delivering much needed affordable homes in a well-connected town centre location. The site has been disused for some time now and the addition of these new homes will improve the street scene and provide more housing opportunities for Basildon’s residents and key workers to get a foot on the property ladder. Local jobs will also be created through the construction process, and use of local supply chains and provision of apprentice placements."