Partnership between Countryside, affordable housing provider Home Group and Harlow Council to deliver 343 homes.
Construction is now under way on the first phase of creating new homes at The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field (BCA) estate in Harlow, Essex, the beginning of the transformation of three estates to improve the quality of housing and employment growth in the town.
The £71 million scheme will deliver 343 homes in total, including around 200 affordable homes, with a mix of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached homes. Of these, 103 homes will be built in the first phase, with 53 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.
Green spaces, new landscaping, roads, parking, improved cycle and pedestrian routes and a new community centre, as well as training opportunities for local people, will be created as part of the development.
The development is a partnership between home builder Countryside, affordable housing provider Home Group and Harlow Council. Affordable rental and shared ownership properties will be managed by Home Group. The new development will replace outdated post-war bungalows on The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field (BCA) estates, which did not meet Decent Homes standards. The approved masterplan was designed by Gardner Stewart Architects.
Richard Cherry, Chief Executive of Countryside Partnerships division, said: “This is the start of a very exciting chapter in the regeneration of these estates, working in partnership with Home Group and Harlow Council to deliver high quality, well designed homes for local people in an attractive environment. Countryside has a strong track record in Harlow and has been building homes in the area for nearly sixty years and we are proud to be playing our part in the transformation of the area.”
Image: The main image shows (left to right): Brian Ham, Executive Director, Home Group, Cllr Tony Durcan (Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise), Cllr Edna Stevens (HC Chair) and Richard Cherry, Chief Executive, Countryside Partnerships divison