Thurrock Council gave the go-ahead to build the first 61 family homes in Purfleet that will create a gateway to the wider masterplan, connecting existing Purfleet with the new development
Joint venture partners, Swan Housing Association and Urban Catalyst, are delivering the scheme as Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL).
Phase one, which will consist of a mix of spacious two, three and four-bedroom homes, is close to the railway station.
Up to 30% of the homes will be available to purchase under the Government’s Shared Ownership scheme, which aims to make getting on the housing ladder more affordable.
Work on the 61 homes is due to commence in spring/summer 2020.
Architecture is also deliberately in keeping with the woodland setting, reflecting the style of homes in the surrounding Conservation Area by making use of timber effect and Flint Gabions.
These new homes form part of the planned regeneration of the town centre that will see PCRL, with local partner Thurrock Council, build a new centre with up to 2,850 homes, shops, a new health centre, primary school and improved transport facilities.
Outline planning permission for the £1bn masterplan was granted by Thurrock Council in April last year.
Sir Tim Laurence, chairman of PCRL, said: “We are excited to commence this project. The first phase is an opportunity to demonstrate PCRL’s commitment to realising our ambitious plans and to repaying the trust that the local community have placed in us.”