Affordable housing scheme gets the nod in Chelmsford

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Beaulieu Park, Chelmsford,

Planning has been signed off for L&Q’s latest stage of the Beaulieu Park development to deliver hundreds of new affordable homes in Chelmsford

The Beaulieu Park plans, which will be known as The Arbour – Beaulieu, will provide 300 new homes, of which up to 255 will be shared ownership and 45 will be affordable rent. Designed to draw upon the rich heritage of local village architecture, the homes will be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two and three-bedroom houses.

The new homes form the latest phase of the wider Beaulieu Park development, which is being delivered on the 604-acre site. The land was once owned by King Henry VIII as his summer residence, Beaulieu Palace. The redevelopment will also provide schools, restaurants, coffee shops, community facilities and supermarkets, alongside generous open spaces.

Jason Williams, head of joint venture development and regeneration at L&Q (Counties region), said: “We are absolutely delighted that Chelmsford has approved our plans for The Arbour – Beaulieu. Quality housing can make a huge difference to people’s lives, and these homes will help hundreds of people to become homeowners for the first time.

“We have a long-term presence in the areas where we work, and we look forward to working with our neighbours to understand how best we can invest in this community.”

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