A HOUSEBUILDER is opening the doors to a controversial new housing development forming part of a new garden village near Maldon.

Bellway Thames Gateway is delivering 262 new homes at Westcombe Park as part of a new neighbourhood on land between Maypole Road and Broad Street Green Road, north of Heybridge.

Bellway is opening the doors to a sales centre at the development on Saturday, February 24.

The first selection of homes – including two, three and four-bedroom designs priced from £347,500 will be available to reserve on launch day.

Samantha Norman, sales manager for Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “This is a very eagerly awaited launch, and it will be great to be able to declare this development open for business.

“We would like to invite people to come along to see our vision for Westcombe Park and to have a slice of pizza and a drink on us.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Plans - Bellway will be launching their new development on February 24Plans - Bellway will be launching their new development on February 24 (Image: Pixabay)

 “Our sales team will be on hand to explain the range of sustainable high-quality homes we are building within this attractive new garden village. 

“The wider neighbourhood has the ancient woodland of Heybridge Wood at its heart and will include additional green open spaces providing opportunities for sport and recreation.”

Ms Norman said homebuyers will be part of a “wider” community, with plans for a neighbour centre and potential new primary school.

With the majority of houses being for the private market, Bellway “anticipate”  first-time buyers, young families and people looking to downsize will be drawn to the area.

Ms Norman added there has also been interest from commuters due to the proximity of train stations and the A12.

Bellway is building 183 properties for private sale at Westcombe Park, alongside 79 affordable homes for local people, comprising 56 for affordable rent and 23 for shared ownership.

This development is the second phase of the wider project and is situated at the north-eastern edge of the new neighbourhood, which covers 188 acres. 

The Bellway homes will be accessed via a new spine road leading from a roundabout junction on Broad Street Green Road.

For more information on Bellway’s homes at Westcombe Park, call the sales team on 01621 220108 or visit https://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/thames-gateway/westcombe-park.