Partnership to deliver new affordable homes in Essex village

Partnership to deliver new affordable homes in Essex village

Essex housing association, CHP, has announced that it has started building new affordable homes in the village of Great Waltham in partnership with Chelmsford City Council.

The properties on Cherry Garden Road, a former garage site previously owned by Chelmsford City Council, will see CHP acquire and deliver 10 homes.

The properties – a mix of two- and three-bedroom houses, and one-bedroom bungalows – are all for affordable rent. All the properties will be owned by CHP with Chelmsford City Council nominating people to live in them.

Working with DCH Construction and employer’s agent, Oxbury & Co, the Cherry Garden development is due to be completed by March 2020. The properties will all use air source heat pumps and have allocated parking.

Nick Eveleigh, Chelmsford City Council Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that this site is now being developed for affordable housing. Chelmsford is a growing city and decent affordable housing is really important to help the city and its businesses thrive. This is yet another example of the City Council working in partnership with CHP for the benefit of our residents.”

Mary Gibbons, CHP Chief Executive, said: “There is a huge shortfall in housing, most acute in the affordable housing sector, and we are committed to helping bridge the gap between supply and demand. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality homes which is why we are delighted to be able to offer these properties to local people later this year.”

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