Land for new homes in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 11:48 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 13 February 2017

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Land for new homes in Saffron Walden is being assessed by Uttlesford District Council.

Within the next month, they will be surveying land near Ridgeons in Ashdon Road.

It will be necessary first to carry out a partial clearance of the site to allow the surveys to take place.

If the site is deemed suitable,the plan is to sell of the land for housing. Councillor Simon Howell, the council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Administration, said: “The council, like all government bodies, is under pressure to release surplus land assets for new homes. We have a responsibility on behalf of all residents to assess the suitability of the site and these surveys will help to identify the options for the land.

“If the land is considered suitable for housing, the council will ensure an appropriate level of social housing for local people is included and we will work with Essex Highways to establish what road and pedestrian improvements may be required to support development.”

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