MORE than a third of the 751 homes set to be built in Witham have now been constructed.

Bellway homes has so far built a total of 326 homes at its two current sites in the town, with a further 117 set to be complete.

The housebuilder also has plans in the pipeline for a further two developments, which could provide an additional 308 homes.

Construction work is more than two thirds complete at Rivenhall Park, off Forest Road, where 305 of the 385 homes have now been built.

A total of 230 properties have been purchased and buyers have moved into 200 of the private homes, while 106 of the affordable homes have been completed and handed over to housing association Eastlight Homes.

Bellway has completed 22 properties at the 58-home Bluebells development, off Rickstones Road.

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Jenny Walker, Sales Director for Bellway Essex, said: “Braintree District Council’s Local Plan recognises an urgent need to increase the delivery of new homes across the district, with Witham identified as a particularly suitable location for residential development.

“The 326 homes we have already delivered at Rivenhall Park and Bluebells have made a significant contribution towards meeting the area’s housing requirements, and the fact that we have a further two developments in the pipeline underlines our ongoing commitment to the town.

“As part of our planning obligations for the Rivenhall Park development, we have also invested nearly £2 million in local services and infrastructure to support the local community.”

Construction work is due to end at Bluebells in January 2022, with the final homes at Rivenhall Park scheduled to be completed in September of the same year.

Bellway has been granted planning permission to build a further 78 homes on land off River View, while outline plans have also been submitted for 230 homes off Forest Road, on land next to Rivenhall Park.

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