DEVELOPERS are preparing for the second phase of hundreds of homes they are building in Maldon.

The development on land south of Limebrook Way kick-started the process of building 200 homes last month.

Now Taylor Wimpey is eyeing up the second phase, which will involve building more than 400 homes.

A spokesman for the company said: “We have been working closely with local stakeholders and officers at Maldon District Council to prepare a reserved matters planning application for 406 new homes at Limebrook Park garden suburb in Maldon.

“This is as well as a separate application for an additional 33 homes, including 30 per cent affordable housing.

“The applications are fully in accordance with the planning and design principles of the outline planning permission and together will form phase two of our development at the site.

“A reserved matters application for the first phase of 200 homes, which is now known as Handley Gardens, was approved by Maldon District Council in August 2018.

“On site works began in October 2018 and we are looking forward to releasing the first new homes for sale in the new year.”

In addition to the new homes, the masterplan for the scheme includes new allotments, sports fields, a new school, and a neighbourhood centre.

Further phases will require separate reserved matters applications to be approved by the council.

The South Maldon project is made up of a development of up to 1,000 homes south of Limebrook Way.