WORK will soon begin on a new housing development which will bring 150 homes to Witham.

The properties at the Southfields site, on Conrad Road, will include apartments, bungalows and two to five-bedroomed houses.

Constructed by Sanctuary Homes, the houses will be offered for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent.

The community is also set to benefit from Sanctuary's MORE! programme, which sees the team work alongside development partners to support community projects by donating skills, resources and equipment.

The properties will be delivered in five phases between the end of 2022 and summer 2023. The project will also feature a designated walking route around a wetland area.

Sarah Brind, Sanctuary’s head of development – south, said: “Southfields is a major new housing development which is set to bring a host of opportunities to local people in Essex, including new homes, employment prospects and support for community projects.

“The homes have been sympathetically designed to fit in with the idyllic location, and we’re delighted to be working with ENGIE on this housing project.”