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Cash help to build affordable homes
7:30am Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
NEW homes will be built by a housing association, after it received £923,000 in funding.
Chelmer Housing Partnership is going to build 31 affordable properties in Great Waltham and Danbury with the help of the money from Chelmsford Council.
The company will invest £736,000 in the houses planned for Great Waltham while the other £187,000 will be used for the homes in Danbury.
The building is due to be completed between autumn this year and the summer of 2015.
Carl Hockey, development and regeneration manager for the association, said: “We are delighted with the funding provided by Chelmsford City Council.
“Working with our contractors to help provide a number of much-needed affordable homes for local people is fantastic.”
A cheque was handed to association chairman Ursula Heelis by Duncan Lumley, councillor responsible for strategic housing.
He said the homes being constructed by CHP are worth investing in and will provide a big help to residents.
Mr Lumley said: “This investment will really make the difference to many people who have previously been unable to access local housing due to their low income or circumstances.
“These affordable units are a step in the right direction towards delivering the mix of housing development that is needed in Chelmsford as we grow into our city status.”