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185 NEW HOMES SET TO BE DELIVERED IN SOUTH OCKENDEN AS SECOND PHASE OF RESIDENTIAL SITE IS SOLD

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has completed on the sale of the second phase of the residential scheme located at the former Ford manufacturing plant in South Ockenden, Essex, to Persimmon Homes Ltd.

The 8.8 acre phase has consent for 185 homes. The first phase which had 92 homes, was also acquired and developed and units sold by Persimmon Homes Ltd.

The masterplan proposals include plans for two, three and four bedroom family homes and apartments, extensive landscaping and public open space.

Outline planning permission for 650 new homes on the whole site was granted in 2011 and work has subsequently been undertaken to prepare the site including demolishing existing structures and installing new services.

St. Modwen Development Manager James Stockdale said: “The sale of Phase 2 demonstrates further progression of this site which is contributing towards the delivery of much-needed new homes to meet the demand in this part of Essex.”

St. Modwen bought the 30-acre site from Ford Cars in 2006 and had been managing it as an industrial estate while consent for residential use was sought.

There remains 16.4 acres of land to be sold comprising a further 353 consented residential units. This will be brought to the market over the coming years either in phases or as a whole.