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Rochford, Essex

This 82-acre site, located to the west of Rochford, constitutes part of a much-needed urban extension.

Initially, outline planning permission was granted for 600 homes and a new primary school, including community infrastructure and open space, while additional units were added later following negotiation with the local planning authority.

Prior to the commencement of the development, a scheme was submitted to the local planning authority setting out measures to minimise the impact of construction activities on properties in the immediate vicinity of the site.

Built in three phases, the final phase of 217 units included 163 homes available for affordable rent, targeting a specific need in the local area and built in partnership with the housing association CHP. A further 54 homes were consented and built for shared ownership.

All properties are built to the Lifetime Homes Standard, which enables properties to be adapted more easily in the future, allowing residents to stay in their homes for much longer and continue living independently should they become less mobile.

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