Construction work is set to start at a new housing development in the village of Eight Ash Green near Colchester after plans to build 150 new homes were approved.
Bellway has received planning consent from Colchester Borough Council to deliver 105 private homes and 45 affordable homes on a vacant 20-acre site off Halstead Road.
The development will be known as Aspen Walk and nearly half of the site – a total of 9.6 acres – will be provided as public open space, featuring footpaths, meadows and a children’s play area.
Richard Burrows, Managing Director of Bellway Essex, said: “Aspen Walk will bring high-quality new housing to Eight Ash Green, offering a wide choice of homes for buyers at various stages of life who want to join this rural community close to Colchester.
“There’s a growing demand for new homes in this part of Essex and the development will do much to meet the local housing need.
“As well as providing much-needed private and affordable housing, Aspen Walk will also be a significant boost to the construction sector and bring benefits to the wider local economy in the Colchester area.
“We are now looking forward to starting work on site and seeing this new development take shape.”
Bellway is set to deliver a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes at Aspen Walk, with the first properties planned to be released for sale later this year.