10 February 2017: 10:00 am
First council homes in decades
The first new council homes in 30 years are to be built in Basildon.
Work has started to create 11 homes to be allocated as affordable across three vacant sites in the borough.
In Quendon Road, Basildon, four two-bedroom houses are being built on the site of the former Essex County Council children’s centre.
Four two-bedroom houses are being built in Victoria Road, Laindon, and three two-bedroom houses are being built in Rettendon Gardens, Wickford.
The project is being carried out by Wickford-based Indecon Building and is part of the council’s New Homes Programme.
Work is expected to complete towards the end of the year.