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First Homes to Go on Sale at Great Dunmow Development

Construction work is progressing well at a development in Great Dunmow, where the first homes are due to go on sale online this month (September).

Bellway Essex is building 266 homes at the site off Stortford Road, which will form part of a wider neighbourhood of 790 homes, including a new school and community facilities, on land west of Woodside Way.

Sapphire Fields, as the Bellway development is to be known, will comprise 181 homes for private sale, featuring a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses. There will also be 85 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership, consisting of one-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom houses.

A public open space, sports pitches and a children’s play area will also be created as part of the development.

The on-site sales office will open its doors to the public in spring next year as the first residents move into their new homes.

Jenny Walker, sales director for Bellway Essex, said: “Sapphire Fields will deliver a broad range of properties to meet the needs of buyers looking to purchase a home in this attractive market town. We are proud to be delivering much-needed private and affordable housing to the area as part of this new neighbourhood, which will provide new facilities to benefit the local community. Surrounded by open countryside, Sapphire Fields is in a highly desirable location and within easy reach of the town centre which is less than a mile away. As construction work at the site continues to gather pace, we are looking forward to releasing the first homes for sale online later this month and to welcoming visitors to the site when the sales office opens in spring next year.”

Sapphire Fields forms part of joint development of 464 homes being delivered in partnership with Bellway’s Eastern Counties division. A collection of 198 homes will be built under the housebuilder’s Ashberry Homes brand at Beaumont Park, next door to Sapphire Fields.

Planning permission for the joint Bellway-Ashberry development, which will form the southern part of the wider 790-home scheme, was granted in March this year.

Construction work at Sapphire Fields got underway in May and the first homes are due to be completed and ready for occupation in the spring of next year.