Friday, December 8, 2023

Thurrock Council continues to invest in council homes

THURROCK Council continues to invest in council homes as a planning application to build four new properties in Chadwell St Mary is given the green light.

The plans to build the homes on Loewen Road were approved by Planning Committee on Thursday 2 December. The new three-bedroom properties will replace a single house to offer four Thurrock households modern and sustainable family homes in the council’s continued effort to help meet the affordable housing needs of the borough.

The approved design will see the existing site sensitively redeveloped to make efficient use of the land, providing four highly energy efficient new homes which incorporate renewable energy provision. Ample car parking will be provided including 10 off-street parking spaces plus electric charging point provision and individual gardens.

Cllr Luke Spillman, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “I am delighted that we can move this project forward. The current property required significant investment to refurbish it and the new units will provide modern homes built to a high standard with gardens and ample parking for four Thurrock households on our housing register.

“Everyone should have access to a good quality home and we are committed to exploring new and innovative ways to unlock housing delivery and build better homes for our residents.”

In the last 15 months the council has handed over the keys to 60 brand new council homes across the borough and is set to complete 35 specialist new homes in Tilbury in 2022.


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