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Essex County Council's Cabinet approves the Essex Housing Annual Delivery Plan

21 March 2023

Another step forward in delivering an exciting programme of new homes and community assets.

Essex County Council is pleased to announce that it has approved the 2023/24 Annual Delivery Plan for Essex Housing, Essex County Council’s award-winning in-house developer.

The plan sets out their approach to delivering new housing across the county, with schemes being brought forward in Colchester, Harlow, Epping Forest, Maldon, Chelmsford and Castle Point.

We are very proud of the work of Essex Housing as they continue to deliver a programme of housing and community assets that residents can be truly proud of. Today’s decision to approve the Annual Delivery Plan is another great example of our commitment to the levelling-up agenda, taking an active role in providing much-needed homes and shaping great neighbourhoods for our residents, while providing value for money to the taxpayer.

Cllr Lesley Wagland OBE, Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal, Infrastructure and Planning

Essex Housing was setup by Essex County Council in 2016 and their schemes make best use of publicly-owned land to provide new homes and community buildings, to improve local areas and fund vital public services. The team are delivering good quality housing for adults with disabilities, older people, affordable and private sale, as well as new community facilities.

The current Essex Housing programme will deliver 1,028 homes and 7 new community assets – around half of the homes are for older people, people with disabilities or general needs affordable. Of these 357 properties already have planning permission and a further 70 are currently awaiting determination.