100th home launched in Maldon
ESSEX housing association, CHP, recently celebrated launching its 100th property in the Maldon district, with the local MP, the Chairman of Maldon District Council (MDC), the Mayor and Mayoress of Maldon and the Mayor of Villeparisis.
The Lightermans Place development in Park Drive, Maldon, saw CHP Chair, Ursula Heelis, officially launch the properties alongside John Whittingdale, MP for Maldon, Peter Elliott, Chairman of MDC, and Richard Miller, Mayor of Maldon. Mayor of Villeparisis, Hervé Touguet, attended the event as the guest of Mayor Richard Miller, as Villeparisis - a commune to the North East of Paris - is twinned with Maldon.
Celebrating the launch of the 100th home – which has seen CHP provide homes in Maldon, Burnham-on-Crouch, Tillingham and Southminster since 2011 – the Lightermans Place development features 27 properties for affordable rent and 11 shared ownership homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom houses.
Working with developers, Crest Nicholson, all of the properties feature up to two car parking spaces as well as offering a short 15 minute walk to Maldon town centre and local amenities.
The launch of CHP’s 100th home in the Maldon district supports the housing sectors proven track record of delivering new homes and aiming to ensure everyone can live in a quality home that they can afford.
“We’re obviously delighted to launch our 100th home on a development which offers Maldon residents a range of tenures and property types to meet their needs,” said Ursula Heelis, CHP Chair. “This development was a bold initiative between all of our partners and these houses are the provision for everybody’s future.”
“Thank you to CHP, 100 homes in the district is a great record and I hope that as a company you will continue investing and building more in the area. Housing is very high up the agenda and the truth is that we need more homes locally to be built,” said John Whittingdale, MP for Maldon.
Peter Elliott, Chairman of MDC, added: “I find it remarkable that CHP built their first property in Maldon and now have homes throughout the district. Housing as a topic has risen up the agenda throughout the country and Maldon is no different – there are great housing demands placed on MDC – and I’m grateful to CHP who continue to build homes which meet the needs of local people.”
“This development demonstrates not only partnership working but the need to provide homes so families can stay together in their local area. Not only do some of the homes provide the means for people to get on the property ladder but they also provide stability to the community. This is a truly lovely development and long may the circumstances prevail in order to build more. Congratulations to CHP on the launch of their 100th home,” stated Richard Miller, Mayor of Maldon.