A FORMER garage site prone to fly-tipping in Great Dunmow has been regenerated to provide six high-quality affordable family homes.
The Waldgrooms development, in Great Dunmow, Essex, was recently launched by Martin Dean; Chairman of Essex based housing association, CHP, and the Mayor of Great Dunmow Town Council, Councillor Ron Clover.
The development – which received over £200,000 in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) - provides six one and two-bedroom apartments for social rent.
Built to a code-level three standard of the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes, the Waldgrooms development saw CHP work in partnership with Uttlesford District Council, Flagship Housing Group and the HCA.
The site is the second area of land donated by Uttlesford District Council – which has recently provided the company with sites in Coney Acre, near Saffron Walden and Manor Road, Stansted – to CHP to develop affordable homes in the region.
As part of the agreement between CHP and Uttlesford District Council, the former garages were relocated to another site in Great Dunmow local to the development.
Martin Dean, CHP Chairman, said: “The properties are for local people and we are very pleased to celebrate with our partners something that is of value to the residents of Great Dunmow.”
Mayor of Great Dunmow, Councillor Ron Clover, commented: “Due to high house prices there is a real need for affordable homes in the district and this development is a shining example of what can be achieved when regenerating an area.”
Great Dunmow and Waldgrooms resident, Jamie Townsend, 24, added: “This is a really nice development, which is very homely, and since moving in we’ve found that there’s a really good community feel to it.”