A BID has been revealed to add 42 more homes to a 1,000-home development.

Taylor Wimpey has submitted the plans for the development east of its Maldon site after builders “identified an opportunity to deliver further new homes”.

The proposed phase for Limebrook Park East would be part of the wider site on land south of Wycke Hill and Limebrook Way.

This site has planning permission for up to 1,000 new homes, an employment area, community centre, primary school, two early years and childcare facilities, open space and associated infrastructure.

Taylor Wimpey bought the eastern parcel of the South Maldon Garden Suburb site and has secured approval for the first two phases comprising a total of 606 homes.

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This has left an area of land where the housebuilder says it has identified an opportunity to deliver further new homes.

Plans to build 33 new homes on the site were refused in March 2019 due to non-compliance with Maldon District Council’s strategic housing market assessment, in terms of market dwelling mix.

The developer says the new proposals have been updated to fit with the district’s new housing needs assessment.

A statement by estate agent Savills says: “In doing this the total number of new homes proposed has marginally increased, however, all of the new homes accord with the relevant policy standards and requirements with no signs of overdevelopment.”

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The plans include a mix of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes and 91 car parking spaces, made up of 82 allocated spaces and nine visitor spaces.

Each new home would also have one cycle space.

It is also proposed to provide 14 of the homes as affordable housing.

The statement by Savills added: “The proposed development comprises a good mix of family-sized dwellings as well as smaller dwellings suitable for first-time buyers or couples.

“This mix will assist in providing a sustainable and balanced community within the wider development.

“The residential dwellings have been designed to be of a high quality and have also been designed to address key accessibility requirements.”

Maldon District Council will rule on the application.