Around 20 people on the housing register in Braintree have moved in to brand new homes at a £1.4 million development thanks to Colne, the Essex-based housing association.
A mix of families, couples and single people are settling in to nine affordable rented bungalows and houses at Cecily Avenue, off London Road in Braintree.
Around 2,300 households are currently on the housing waiting list in Braintree.
The new homes were officially launched on 29th July by Councillor Lynette Bowers-Flint, of Braintree District Council, residents and Colne Neighbourhood Officer Clare Bennett.
Cllr Lynette Bowers-Flint said: said: “Braintree District Council has prioritised the provision of affordable housing and Colne has provided high standard new homes at a time of high demand. We are in great need of bungalows in the area so we were pleased to include these in the scheme. We hope the residents will enjoy living here for a long time to come.”
Clare Bennett said: “We are proud to see residents benefiting from brand new affordable rented homes in Braintree funded by Colne:”
The four two bedroom bungalows and five houses were built by Croudace Homes after Iceni Homes, Colne’s development arm, worked with Braintree District Council, to ensure there was maximum benefit for the local community from the project.
Colne provides around 3,000 homes in Essex including in Witham, Braintree, Maldon, Chelmsford, Tendring and Colchester.