New homes snapped up at Gloucester Park estate

Basildon Recorder: Acacia Park Acacia Park

A NEW housing estate in Basildon appears to be bucking the trend with scores of buyers set to move in.

Thirty-seven homes at the Acacia Park development, off Broadmayne in Gloucester Park, have already been snapped up.

A further 60 per cent of homes are also accounted for in phase two of the development, while building of phase three begins this month.

Eventually Acacia Park will have 144 homes.

Malcolm Buckley , Basildon councillor responsible for regeneration, said the interest in the estate meant the town didn’t have to always do “cheap and cheerful” when it came to property.

Mr Buckley, who was himself an estate agent for many years, said: “I think this goes to shows that developers have got it spot on here.

“They’ve created the right product for the right price – homes people can afford and homes that people actually want. They have built family homes at affordable prices near amenities.”

Sales Director for Barratt Eastern Counties, Jason Colmer, said young couples and families had been among those flocking to buy a home at Acacia Park.

He added: “The numbers of visitors coming through the door remains high, showing that despite any uncertainty about the property market, there are plenty of people still looking to buy a new home in Basildon.”

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2:06pm Wed 12 Sep 12

boom says...

"They’ve created the right product for the right price – homes people can afford and homes that people actually want. They have built family homes at affordable prices near amenities"
affordable for who ? I suspect most will be purchased by landlords and rented out.
near amenities ? oh yeah, a town centre with half the shops closed down and a 'sporting village'
"They’ve created the right product for the right price – homes people can afford and homes that people actually want. They have built family homes at affordable prices near amenities" affordable for who ? I suspect most will be purchased by landlords and rented out. near amenities ? oh yeah, a town centre with half the shops closed down and a 'sporting village' boom
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3:12pm Wed 12 Sep 12

TheWizzard says...

Basildon must be the only town in the country that is not in the recession, or is buckley telling porkies?
Basildon must be the only town in the country that is not in the recession, or is buckley telling porkies? TheWizzard
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5:27pm Wed 12 Sep 12

shallotman says...

Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on.
Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on. shallotman
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6:22pm Wed 12 Sep 12

TheWizzard says...

shallotman wrote:
Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on.
Is it 400 houses going on Gloucester park to help pay off the councils debt?
[quote][p][bold]shallotman[/bold] wrote: Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on.[/p][/quote]Is it 400 houses going on Gloucester park to help pay off the councils debt? TheWizzard
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6:51pm Wed 12 Sep 12

green green grass of home says...

Malcom has to get is name in the papers as much as he can before pantomine season starts and him Ball & Blake are tied up playing the three butt ugly sisters
Malcom has to get is name in the papers as much as he can before pantomine season starts and him Ball & Blake are tied up playing the three butt ugly sisters green green grass of home
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10:12am Thu 13 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

people are more likely to want to buy new build properties in an area that isn't blighted by being a social/community blackspot/hellhole/c
rime ridden estate like Five Links and Craylands where, according to several reports on this website new houses and flats being built are not selling causing a freeze in works going on.
people are more likely to want to buy new build properties in an area that isn't blighted by being a social/community blackspot/hellhole/c rime ridden estate like Five Links and Craylands where, according to several reports on this website new houses and flats being built are not selling causing a freeze in works going on. Eric Whim
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4:09pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Eric Whim says...

shallotman wrote:
Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on.
won't be that long then that the people buying these new houses will be bleating about the development of the (remainder of) Gloucester Park.......
[quote][p][bold]shallotman[/bold] wrote: Don't panic, wont be long before the rest of Gloucester Park is built on.[/p][/quote]won't be that long then that the people buying these new houses will be bleating about the development of the (remainder of) Gloucester Park....... Eric Whim
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