A VILLAGE is receiving almost £2million to help improve infrastructure and facilities as part of an agreement for dozens of new homes.

Bellway is investing £1.87million into the Hatfield Peverel area as part of their plans to build 335 new homes.

The housebuilder is delivering 140 new homes at Priory Grange development, off Stone Path Drive, and 145 properties at Hatfield Grove, off Station Road, half a mile away. 

Plans have also been submitted for 50 more homes on land at Bury Farm in the village, which will form the second phase of Hatfield Grove. 

As part of the planning agreements for the developments, Bellway is contributing more than £1million for Hatfield Grove and nearly £550,000 for Priory Grange, as well as handing over an 8.7-acre plot of land to the parish council for use as community land.

Bellway will also be contributing an extra £320,420 as part of the plans for the Bury Farm development.

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There will be more than £150,000 going towards early years education and childcare and about £650,000 towards primary schooling. 

In addition, there will be more than £100,000 towards the Sidney House GP surgery in Hatfield Peverel, with more than £125,000 going towards healthcare in total. 

Bellway is also contributing more than £290,000 towards the provision of outdoor sports facilities. 
Sales Director at Bellway Essex Jenny Walker said: “As a responsible developer, Bellway maintains an ethos of not only delivering much-needed new homes to a community but also creating a vibrant new neighbourhood which has a positive impact on the local area.

“Hatfield Peverel is a wonderful village with a very strong sense of community, and we are very aware of the responsibility we have to deliver new developments which enhance their surroundings. 

“We hope that this range of contributions and improvements will prove to be part of a lasting legacy to the village.”