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Groundbreaking at Honeycroft sheltered housing scheme


Groundbreaking has taken place at the site of former sheltered housing scheme as part of brand new redevelopment.

Local firm Rose builders has been appointed by Tendring District Council (TDC) to create 13 single-storey senior living homes at Honeycroft in Lawford.

The previous sheltered housing scheme was closed by the council in 2018, demolished in 2021, and preparatory site works began last year.

TDC has allocated £3.25million for the scheme, which will be built to top environmental standards – incorporating carbon reduction, energy-saving measures and energy-efficiency standards – and designed to the principles of the former lifetime homes standard meaning residents can remain in their community as their physical needs change.

As well as the new homes, the site will also have a small community building, landscaping and car parking.

Justyn French, Commercial Director for Housing for Rose, said: “We are excited to be working with TDC on this project, the proposed development will provide specialist accessible properties that reflect the past use of the site and addressing the pressing housing demand in the district.”

Councillor Peter Kotz, TDC Cabinet Member for Assets, said: “I am pleased with the appointment of Rose, who have a brilliant track record and are a well-established local firm; this development is an innovative scheme which will help provide homes for people within our district on a brownfield site.”

For further information please contact Rose on 01206 392613 or visit

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