New Homes Bring Investment To Great Dunmow

Lost links in the Flitch Way will be restored as part of a £500,000 investment in the Great Dunmow area linked to new Redrow homes.

The award-winning housebuilder has secured planning consent to build 60 homes on a 3.8 hectare site off Ongar Road.
 
Along with the homes, Redrow has pledged to invest in the local community to help ensure the development is sustainable. 
 
Schools will be one of the main beneficiaries, with over £200,000 allocated for primary education.
 
More than £20,000 will be invested in healthcare, bus services will receive a boost of £266,000 and funding worth almost £36,000 will go towards highways improvements.
 
Among the measures due to be implemented is a bridleway through the site, contributing to the restoration of lost links around Great Dunmow between two sections of the Flitch Way. 
 
Kerry McCoubrey, sales director for Redrow Homes (Eastern), said: “Building new homes and helping to address the UK’s housing shortage is our core business and in Great Dunmow we’ll be building affordable homes along with private sale properties. We also recognise the need to ensure that as the neighbourhood grows, facilities and services in the area are not only maintained but enhanced for the benefit of both existing and new residents. With that in mind, we’ll be investing more than £500,000 in the local area supporting key facilities that help make this a popular place to live with funding earmarked for schools, healthcare and transport systems.”
 
Known as The Brambles, the new homes will enjoy a parkland setting, close to the Olives Wood Local Wildlife Site.
 
Mature trees will be retained as part of the development, plus Redrow will plant around 100 new trees.
 
“We’re not just providing homes for humans, but homes for wildlife too,” Kerry added.
 
“An area of rough grassland will be retained and enhanced to the west of the site as a habitat area specifically for reptiles; while an area of amenity and wildflower grassland will be incorporated within the public open spaces running through the site.  We’ll also sow wildflowers next to Olives Wood to improve diversity and provide opportunities for foraging birds and badgers, while boxes on trees will offer new homes for birds and bats.”
 
The first properties at The Brambles, are due to be released ‘off plan’ in January from Beresfords estate agents in Great Dunmow. Potential purchasers can register their interest now via the website here or by calling 01371483289.
 

A computer generated image of the new Redrow homes coming soon to The Brambles, Great Dunmow.
 

Publish date: 08/09/2017