THE Chairman of Maldon District Council recently joined Essex based housing association, CHP, at the launch of its first properties in Maldon and said that being able to rent in the town centre was ‘like winning the lottery’.
CHP Chairman, Martin Dean and Councillor Robert Long, Chairman of Maldon District Council, opened the Friars Lane development, in Maldon, Essex, which provides local residents with 14 two-bedroom apartments for rent.
Working in partnership with Savills, Parkfield House Developments andMaldon District Council, the Friars Lane development – which is situated close to the high street - saw the redevelopment of three former retail units to provide high-quality affordable housing with parking.
Built to a level-three rating of the governments Code for Sustainable Homes*, the development received £700,000 in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency and over £120,000 from Maldon District Council.
Martin Dean, CHP Chairman, said: “This development is a landmark moment for us as it is our first development in the district of Maldon and demonstrates that as a company we are continuing to grow and go from strength-to-strength.”
“We are delighted to see the completion of the Friars Lane scheme andto be able to rent a property in the middle of Maldon town centre is like winning the lottery,” added Councillor Robert Long, Chairman of Maldon District Council. “This is the first development by CHP and we are pleased that it strengthens our position of working with local companies.”
Friars Lane resident, Stacie Wheeler, 20, who moved from Southmister, near Maldon, commented: “It’s a great place to live as it’s very quiet, has great views and is close to the town centre. It is also a really good community as I know lots of my neighbours.”