Plans approved for 40 new homes in Essex village

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Proposals by one of the region’s leading property developers to build 40 bespoke homes in an Essex village have been approved by Brentwood Borough Council.

The houses will be built by Chelmsford-based Anderson Development, and they include 14 affordable homes and a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom houses and bungalows.

The site in Blackmore, near Brentwood, will include a mix of traditional style detached and semi-detached houses, landscaping, public open space and provision for cycle storage and car parking.

It centres around a large crescent of public green space – which evolved through extensive dialogue with neighbours and community representatives.

Following the recent adoption of Brentwood’s Local Plan, Anderson Development submitted a detailed planning application for the site, which was approved by Brentwood Borough Council’s planning committee on Tuesday, March 14, (Application reference 22/01411/FUL).

Tim Chilvers, Associate Land and Planning Director at Anderson Development, said: “We are delighted that the local planning authority has endorsed the proposals for this exciting development.

“The plans evolved for the better through proper engagement with representatives of Blackmore and our designs now reflect the prevailing character and charm of this popular village.

“This is a truly bespoke development of 40 high-specification new homes and we shall nurture the relationship with our neighbours as we deliver on what promises to be a very positive addition to Blackmore’s built environment and network of green spaces.”   

The homes, which have been designed by Ashenden Architecture, are in a traditional design to complement the character of the village, the conservation area to the south and nearby listed buildings.

Glenn Potter, Managing Director of Anderson Development, said: “We are thrilled to have received the green light from the council to bring this development of new homes to fruition. 

“This application is the culmination of significant work by team members who want to deliver a scheme of the highest quality in keeping with the local area.”