Plans unveiled for 292 homes

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Nearly 300 homes will be built if plans for a development in Halstead are given the go ahead by district councillors.

Gladman Developments has submitted outline plans to Braintree District Council to build 292 homes, including a convenience store, on land south of Oak Road.

The application includes plans for at least 30 per cent of these to be affordable properties, in line with planning criteria set out by the council.

In its planning statement, the company said it was confident that its quota of affordable homes was deliverable, and was based on a mix of affordable rental properties and homes offered at lowered rents for families on low income.

It is proposed that the development would be accessed via three points – two from Oak Road and another off Mount Hill.

As well as plans for a convenience store on the estate, the applicant has included a public open space and a children’s play area in the designs.

Braintree District Council’s planning committee does not currently have a set date for when it will discuss the application.