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Delegates from the public, private and voluntary sector attended an event in Basildon recently to learn more about the future of Basildon’s housing. The draft Housing Strategy focuses on four...

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20/12/17

Basildon’s Award winning Emergency Night Shelter

Volunteers from the successful Basildon Emergency Night Shelter (BENS) have been praised at a special awards ceremony (see photo right). The pop-up winter night shelter was introduced last year for...

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20/12/17

Carnarvon Road, Southend

Estuary are also currently on site with 56 new homes in Southend. The homes are being constructed in partnership with Hollybrook Limited and will include 2 bedroom apartments for Affordable...

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20/12/17

CASE STUDY – Build to Rent

Legal & General has broken ground at Blackhorse Mills, its North East London Build to Rent (BTR) scheme which will bring around 440 new homes to Walthamstow and is one...

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10/12/17

#Timeforchange at Laindon!

Earlier this year, Swan Housing Association’s plans to deliver the long-awaited retail-led regeneration of the Laindon Shopping Centre were given the green light. Basildon Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to...

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Housing and Planning experts from the Essex Developers Group and the South Essex Housing Group discussed how to fix the UK’s ‘broken market’ at a special conference. Developers, contractors, consultants,...

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20/11/17

Housing for Key Workers

Sempra Homes recently completed the sale of their first Shared Ownership home to borough Key Workers from the local hospital. The new owners, a young couple, who were renting privately...

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20/11/17

HFi news

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Good progress is being made with the joint working with the HFi on our Coastal Housing Business Ready Programme. HFi have awarded the Housing Business Ready accreditation to Southend and...

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20/11/17

Lower Thames Crossing Announcement

The government recently announced the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing, which could potentially create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy to the tune of more...

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20/10/17

Construction Skills Challenge

The Construction Sector across Greater Essex employs more than 64,000 people and needs an additional workforce of 12,000-24,000 by 2021 to meet demand. ESB are addressing the skills challenges by...

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