Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting ECHONEWS to 80360, or email us Click here for details »
Southend's new council houses
6:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in Echo News
A FORMER car dealership has been demolished and replaced with a new, £3million development of lowcost homes.
The new houses on the former Vauxhall garage in Milton Road, Westcliff, was opened by Ken Johnson, chairman of Estuary Housing Association, which was behind the plan.
The new development, built by Holybrook, consists of 13 three-bedroom houses, and one two-bedroom house, all of which have solar panels.
The new properties will be let to people from Southend Council’s waiting list at £148 to £180 a week, and is expected to have tenants from the second week of November.
Debbie Collins, assistant director of development for Estuary Housing Association, said: “This is the first scheme Hollybrook has built for us and we’re very impressed with both quality of the homes and the co-ordination of the construction of these homes.
“We have received excellent feedback from local people who feel that the scheme has enhanced the Milton Road area and we have received many enquiries from people hoping that they would be able to purchase one of the homes.
“Southend remains part one of the key growth development areas for Estuary, and we hope to continue to be able to develop much needed homes in the area for local people.”
Comments are closed on this article.