Construction work is underway at a new housing development which will provide 78 new homes in Witham. Bellway is building the homes at an 8.6-acre site off River View, which will be called New Gimson Place.
It is the third development that Bellway has started work on in Witham in recent years and there are also plans for a fourth site in the town. At New Gimson Place, the developer is building 55 properties for private sale and 23 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.
“We have a strong track record of delivering high-quality homes and creating desirable new neighbourhoods in Witham. We launched Rivenhall Park in 2017 and the first homes at our Bluebells development – which is already sold out – went on sale last year. We are expecting to see a similarly high level of demand at New Gimson Place where we are delivering a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties to appeal to a wide range of buyers,” said Jenny Walker, Sales Director for Bellway Essex.
As part of the planning agreement with Braintree District Council, Bellway is to provide public open spaces on the site and contribute more than £600,000 towards local services. These contributions will include £304,856 towards primary education, £72,500 for outdoor sports, £52,266 towards early years education and £48,694 for play areas.
“Alongside the construction of new homes comes a significant investment in vital local services and community facilities. In addition to the £2,448,236 of funding already being delivered through our two existing developments in the town, a further £600,000 will be provided as part of this new scheme. With work underway on the site, we plan to launch the development and make the first homes available for sale next spring,” Jenny added.
Plans to build a further 230 homes on a site off Rectory Lane are currently in development.