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Massive interest as new estate goes on sale in Thundersley
A NEW housing estate in Thundersley is complete and ready for buyers.
Prospective home owners will be able to get their first glimpse of the newAshcroft Place development, off Kiln Road, on Saturday when the 150 homes officially go on the market.
The development offers a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.
More than 1,600 people have already registered their interest in the properties with developer David Wilson Homes.
Jason Colmer, sales and marketing director for David Wilson Homes Eastern said: “Due to the popular village location that Ashcroft Place offers, as well as the quality new homes available, the development is already looking like it will sell quickly.
“Ideal for families, these homes will attract those who are looking to benefit from the excellent local schools as well as the thriving community which exists in this popular Essex location.”
The Government’s new Help to Buy scheme will also be available at Ashcroft Place, meaning buyers will only need a 5 per cent deposit to buy one of the homes, which are worth up to £600,000.
Castle Point Council gave its seal of approval for the development last August.
It forms part of its five-year housing strategy for the borough.
Jeffrey Stanley, deputy leader of the council, said he hoped the development would help alleviate some of the demand for new homes.
He said: “We are very happy new houses are being developed on that site as it has had planning permission for some time. I have heard they have already sold almost the entire first bunch of houses. There have been people who have said there is not much housing demand in Castle Point, but this demonstrates there has been a big demand building up of people wanting to move here because it is such a nice area.
“Hopefully any future development will encourage more families to move to Castle Point.
“We have an ageing population in this borough, which creates problems like we are seeing at the Deanes School where they are having difficulties getting enough children to go there. Anything that reverses that trend will be welcome.”
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