RESIDENTS, an MP and the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford recently joined us at the launch of our 2,000th new build home.
Officially launched by our Chair, Ursula Heelis, Sir Alan Haselhurst MP for Saffron Walden and the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Philip Wilson, the properties in Barrack Lane, Great Waltham, saw us demolish two Airey homes to create three houses and one bungalow.
The properties - which feature one two-bedroom bungalow, two three-bedroom and one four-bedroom family homes - have been made available to the residents of the former Airey homes as well as people with a local connection to the parish of Great Waltham.
Working with Chelmsford City Council (CCC), DCH Construction and Great Waltham Parish Council, the properties have been awarded a level-three rating under the Code for Sustainable Homes and meet the Lifetime Homes Standard.
We now have over 9,000 properties throughout Essex since we took handover of our first new build properties in Frobisher Gardens, Thurrock, in 2004. Since then, our area of operations has grown substantially, to the extent that we now work with 13 of the 14 local authorities in the county.
We were recently awarded the highest rating available by the social housing regulator, The Homes and Communities Agency, for our governance and financial viability.
Chair Ursula Heelis said: “I am delighted to launch our 2,000th new build home and we are thrilled to launch properties like these which are our future. Rural areas like Great Waltham desperately need housing and I am sure that the residents will be delighted with these lovely new homes.”
“In rural areas new homes like these give young people the chance to stay within the village they grew up in. The design of the properties is very attractive and it is obvious to see that they are a great asset to Great Waltham. Well done to CHP and its partners for constructing these lovely homes,” said Sir Alan Haselhurst MP.
Councillor Philip Wilson, Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, added: “Homes like these are vital for people living within a rural location in Essex. These homes also cement the great working relationship between CHP and CCC over the years. We need more developments like this which offer imaginative and attractive homes which people want to live in. The Airey homes were of a time and have now been replaced by more modern properties.”