First council homes in Epping Forest for 30 years approved

First council homes for 30 years approved

An artist impression of the houses in Roundhills

An artist impression of the houses in Roundhills

An artist impression of the houses in Roundhills

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A proposal for the first council-built houses in 30 years has been approved.

A total of 23 properties will be created on four Brownfield sites in Waltham Abbey, with the work expected to begin work by June.

The proposals include four one-bedroom and five two-bedroom flats built in Harveyfields.

A further 14 houses, comprising a mixture of two and three-bedroom properties and one-bed duplex houses, will be built on three sites in Roundhills, including the former Red Cross Hall site.

A spokesman for Epping Forest District Council said: “The demand for affordable housing in this district continues to increase and the new properties will be let to families on the council’s housing register.

“The sites predominantly have difficult-to-let garages on them.

“Residents who currently use the garages are being offered alternative arrangements.”

The authority plans to build 120 new homes over the next six years at a cost of £4million.

East Thames Housing Group has been appointed development agent and will work in partnership with Pellings, a firm of architects with experience of developing housing in small areas, such as garage sites.

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