28 November 2017: 12:44 pm
More homes for key workers
Basildon Councilís wholly owned housing company Sempra Homes is progressing with its drive to create more than 500 homes, following the approval of two housing schemes in Billericay and Vange this month.
Wickford-based developer Indecon Building will build 15 houses on behalf of Sempra in Roman Way, Billiericay.
The scheme will comprise nine two-bedroom houses, two three-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom houses in a mix of tenures including affordable rent, shared ownership and market sale.
Sempra Homes was set up to create more than 580 new homes in Basildon over five years.
Melanie Keys, manager of Sempra Homes, said: "Sempra Homes was set up to deliver quality new housing and support the council to meet the varying housing needs of the 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."
Planning permission for five shared ownership houses in Vange was granted in early November, with priority given to local residents and key workers.
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 the borough's key workers.
"Shared ownership provides the opportunity to get on the housing ladder, live and work in the borough and become part of the community." I am pleased to have received planning permission for this site which reflects the hard work of the team."