Plans approved for 492 Essex homes despite heritage concerns and zero affordable housing

Plans have been approved for a 492-unit build-to-rent scheme in an Essex town centre, despite the scheme including no affordable homes, and concern from heritage campaigners that the development would result in the loss of architecturally important postwar buildings.

by Michael Donnelly
A visualisation of the finished scheme (pic: Orwell (Basildon) Limited)
A visualisation of the finished scheme (pic: Orwell (Basildon) Limited)

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