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Brentwood Borough Council has a Housing Strategy- based on government policy.

Within it lies a quota for ‘affordable housing’ of developments of over 11 housing units, of 35%.

The government definition is “social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices. Affordable housing should include provisions to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households or for subsidy to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision.

There is a development site in the Local Development Plan, adjacent to the Ingatestone by-pass, part bounded by Roman Road, for some 40 units to be built. The parish council has expressed an interest in being involved at all stages with this site, and will be keen to see the 35% achieved, if not increased. We believe communities have the power to influence change.

We want to see any developments in the parish are designed to meet local needs. If you wish to help with this process and particularly have skills in this area, we would welcome your participation.