200 homes to be completed by 2018

ONE of the largest housing estates to be built in Colchester could be completed in four years.

Bellway Homes has outlined its plans to build up to 200 homes on the site of the former Betts Factory site, in Ipswich Road.

Bosses want work to start before the end of this year.

From 2015, 50 homes would be built a year on the site, which sits half in Colchester and half in Tendring.

It is understood building would begin on the Colchester side because access is already in place.

Paul Smith, who held a meeting with Bellway Homes, said: “We’re encouraged because they are going to be moving very fast with this site.

“It’s hoped the work will start before the end of the year and it could be finished in fours year."

Mr Smith said he has asked designers to re-consider a three-storey frontage, which would be visible from Ipswich Road, before plans are finalised.

A consultation will be held on May 7 between 4pm and 8pm in St John’s Church, in St John’s Church.

Details are already being advertised on the developers’ website.

There will be up to 108 homes built on the Colchester site and about 73 homes are planned for the Tendring side.

The site was bought by London-based developer Lands Improvement, in 2011 for about £5million, before it was sold to Bellway Homes late last year.

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7:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Male Chauvinist Person says...

200 homes in 3 years big deal
there is 500 going up in stanway
1500 in mile end
whats the issue with the old toothpaste tube sweat house?
is there something we are supposed to know?
have we missed something?
OOOOH wow!!!!
200 homes in 3 years big deal there is 500 going up in stanway 1500 in mile end whats the issue with the old toothpaste tube sweat house? is there something we are supposed to know? have we missed something? OOOOH wow!!!! Male Chauvinist Person
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9:42am Sat 26 Apr 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Another nail in the coffin for Colchester and another brown envelope to the planning department. CBC won't be happy until they build on every inch of vacant land. Gridlock and mayhem awaits
Another nail in the coffin for Colchester and another brown envelope to the planning department. CBC won't be happy until they build on every inch of vacant land. Gridlock and mayhem awaits Colonel Kurtz
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9:56am Sat 26 Apr 14

bev52 says...

So glad I moved from Highwoods when I did, the constant traffic jams when I lived there were ridiculous around the area and its just going to get worse and worse.
They need to stop constantly building on every available space and look into sorting out the roads first.
At least where I live now we don't get any traffic jams at all.
So glad I moved from Highwoods when I did, the constant traffic jams when I lived there were ridiculous around the area and its just going to get worse and worse. They need to stop constantly building on every available space and look into sorting out the roads first. At least where I live now we don't get any traffic jams at all. bev52
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10:42am Sat 26 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

And the traffic will be eased how, more brown envelopes and short sightedness!
And the traffic will be eased how, more brown envelopes and short sightedness! totallyfootball
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11:16am Sat 26 Apr 14

Ontheball says...

Is this not a Tendring Council authorised development. Not sure.

Can never understand why the area incolved, including right throught to Ardleigh has never cpome under Colchester Council. Wivenhoes does, Dedham does, but the bit in the middle right up to the top of Ipswich Road doesn't - ludicrous.
Is this not a Tendring Council authorised development. Not sure. Can never understand why the area incolved, including right throught to Ardleigh has never cpome under Colchester Council. Wivenhoes does, Dedham does, but the bit in the middle right up to the top of Ipswich Road doesn't - ludicrous. Ontheball
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6:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

stevedawson says...

More good news for all those looking for a home.
More good news for all those looking for a home. stevedawson
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