Plans Submitted for Two New Council Houses in Tendring
Plans have been unveiled to build the first new council homes in Tendring for more than 20 years.
Tendring District Council (TDC) has drawn up a scheme to put up two houses in Hastings Place, Brightlingsea.
TDC currently has more than 3,000 council homes on its stock - but the houses will be the first built by the authority since 1991.
The proposal is for a three-bedroom house and a two-bedroom house and both will have gardens and two parking spaces.
Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said the initiative is all part of the Council’s aim to provide as many good quality homes for people across the District as possible.
“We promised to build local homes for local people earlier this year and this is just the start of that process,” he said.
“We have put up a cash pot of £3million to kick start this policy and it means we will be either buying up properties or building them from scratch, which is the case here.
“The overall aim is to increase and improve the Council’s housing stock and the money has come from our Housing Revenue Account.”
“We hope to prioritise working local families for these two new properties.”
The houses in Brightlingsea will comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes and will be environmentally friendly.
They will include features such as an insulated shell, an efficient heating system, low voltage LED lighting and will recycle rain water for flushing toilets. Solar panels will be installed on the roof to help reduce costs.
Plans for the homes have been submitted to the Council’s Planning Department for consideration.