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Top 50 ranking for Essex housing association

ESSEX housing association, CHP, is delighted to announce it has been included in the annual Inside Housing Top 50 Developers survey for the first time.

The company - which owns and manages over 9,000 properties throughout Essex - has been ranked by the social housing sectors leading trade publication at number 49 out of 50 of the country’s largest developing housing associations.

During the last year (1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016) CHP’s Development and Regeneration team were responsible for acquiring and building 286 homes throughout the county and investing over £52 million into the local economy.

The company has also been ranked at number 44 out of 50 housing associations in Inside Housing’s Top 50 Biggest Builders: Pipeline as CHP’s Development and Regeneration team are aiming to complete 358 homes during the forthcoming financial year

Since forming in 2002 the company has been providing homes and tenures that meet local people’s needs – whether for shared ownership, intermediate rent, affordable and social rent or outright private sale through the company’s subsidiary, Myriad Homes. It also regularly works with 13 of the 14 local authorities, as well as both large and small private construction firms, throughout the county.

“At a time of government austerity measures and uncertainty in the economy we are delighted to have been included in Inside Housing’s Top 50 Developer’s survey,” said Carl Hockey, CHP Development and Regeneration manager.

“To be able to provide nearly 300 homes in both rural and urban developments during the last year is something we are incredibly proud of. But we are not resting on our laurels as we are aiming to complete over 350 properties during the forthcoming year and will continue to offer high-quality desirable homes with a wide variety of tenures to help meet the housing needs of local residents.”

Resident Geraldine Bailey who moved into a new property in Kings Road after CHP regenerated the former New Barn public house to provide four two-bedroom houses and six one-bedroom flats said: “The house is absolutely lovely, it’s very spacious and the garden is ideal for our daughter to play in when she’s older.”