Nine high-quality properties are soon to be launched in South Street, Tillingham.
Offering a rural location, the properties - a mixture of seven two-bedroom homes and two one-bedroom bungalows, both of which have had wet rooms installed - are for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Following a housing needs survey by Tillingham Parish Council, which revealed a requirement for affordable homes in the village, all of the properties will be made available to residents who have a connection to Tillingham.
Since September 2015, we have held information events in Tillingham encouraging people who are interested in the new homes to register with Maldon District Council (MDC) as a means to ensure they are allocated to local residents.
Working with MDC, Tillingham Parish Council and developer, Robin Levy, all of the homes have been built to meet a level-three rating under the national Code for Sustainable Homes as well as the Lifetime Homes Standard.
Carl Hockey, Development and Regeneration manager, said: “We are delighted to soon be launching these high-quality homes in Tillingham. To be able to offer such a range of properties to local residents is absolutely fantastic.
“As a company we work throughout the county providing homes and tenures to meet local housing needs and we are extremely pleased to be working with our construction partners, Tillingham Parish Council and MDC.”
MDC Councillor Ron Pratt said: “Maldon District Council is very pleased with its programme of working with partners such as CHP and local parish councils to identify, plan and deliver schemes in rural areas to meet local communities needs for affordable housing.
“Although there are only nine affordable homes, the scheme in Tillingham helps meet the widest possible range of housing need, from young families who need affordable rented homes, homes for those who want to buy a share in the property and bungalows for older people in such a small scale. This is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we all work together.”