Plans to bring much-needed new homes to Essington approved

30 October 2018

planHousebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver 230 new homes to the village of Essington after plans were approved by South Staffordshire Council.

The homes, which will be built on land off Hobnock Road to the north of the village, will include a range of properties from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom family houses. It will also deliver a total of 92 properties allocated as affordable homes, for people currently unable to access the open property market. These will be managed by a local housing association.

Barry Herrod, technical director for Bovis Homes’ Mercia region, based in nearby Stafford, said: “We’re delighted to have received final approval to build these much-needed new homes. It follows a period of extensive consultation with South Staffordshire Council, residents and other stakeholders to ensure these properties will best suit the needs of the community and we’re now looking forward to getting started on site.”

As well as the new homes, the development will see Bovis Homes contribute almost £1million towards local education provision, as well as new parking spaces, allotments and play areas. It will also see the housebuilder provide various areas of public open space and make improvements to the nearby road infrastructure.

The reserved matters approval follows outline planning permission, which was granted in 2017, and reaffirms Bovis Homes’ commitment to delivering high quality new homes in Staffordshire. 

It will be the first location delivered by Bovis Homes to be entirely made up of the company’s all-new housing range.

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