Construction work is now underway at a new housing development in Colchester, where the first properties are set to go on sale this year.
Bellway is building a range of two, three and four-bedroom private homes at Hollytree Walk, off Bromley Road.
Detailed plans for the site, which spans just over 18 acres, were approved by Tendring District Council in May. The development will comprise 101 homes for private sale and 44 affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership.
The development will include home designs from Bellway’s Artisan Collection, which has been developed through customer feedback and combines traditional craftsmanship with modern construction techniques.
Richard Burrows, Managing Director of Bellway Essex, said: “We have now started work on site at Hollytree Walk and are looking forward to welcoming the first visitors to the development later this year.
“There’s a growing need for new housing in Colchester which these new homes will help to meet and we expect high levels of demand when they go on sale.
“This location has a lot to offer to a mix of potential homeowners. First-time buyers and commuting professionals, working locally or in London, can benefit from the proximity of Hythe train station, just two miles from the development, while Colchester town centre is just a 10-minute drive away.
“The new homes also enjoy a peaceful setting next to Salary Brook Local Nature Reserve, which runs alongside the edge of the development. “Additionally, we aim to create attractive landscaping, by planting further trees to complement the existing mature trees on the site, as well as creating a new play area for children.”