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Nine new homes built in the Borough

The first tenants have moved into the latest homes to be built by Castle Point Borough Council.

The completion of nine new homes in the Borough reflects Castle Point Borough Council’s ongoing work to increase its local housing stock.

Following approval from the Council’s Cabinet in September 2022, work to construct the properties commenced in January 2023 and was carried out by Ermine Construction Services.

On Thursday 14 March, The Mayor of Castle Point, Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert, Leader of the Council, Cllr Dave Blackwell, and Canvey Island South Ward Cllr Barry Palmer paid a visit to the site of two 2 bed homes on Cedar Road, Canvey Island, in recognition of the completed works.


New homes meeting with Leader, Mayor and Councillor


The nine properties are part of a £3m investment in the provision of homes for those unable to access properties in the current housing market.

In line with the Council’s aim to reuse previously developed land instead of green field, the houses have mostly been built on the sites of disused garages and have a high level of environmental credentials.

The completed properties consist of:

  • Four 2 bedroom homes at a former garage site in Linden Way, Canvey Island.
  • Two 3 bedroom and one 2 bedroom homes at a former garage site in Central Avenue, Canvey Island.
  • Two 2 bedroom homes on a former garage site at Cedar Road, Canvey Island (pictured)

The properties have energy ratings of up to 91 compared to the national average of 60, containing state of the art equipment to maximise energy conservation and minimise environmental impacts, such as solar panels feeding the properties, a dedicated Electric Vehicle charging point and air source heat pumps with underfloor heating rather than conventional gas or electric boilers.

In addition to this, the property’s construction and glazing are rated very high for energy efficiency, further building on the environmental credentials.

Currently the Borough has 470 households on the housing needs waiting list of which more than half are in priority need due to homelessness, overcrowding or unsuitable existing accommodation.

Cllr Dave Blackwell, Leader of the Council said:
“The importance of investing in new, sustainable Council housing for our residents cannot be understated. As we look to reduce waiting lists, the completion of these properties is a great step towards ensuring all residents have safe, secure and affordable homes. This reflects our commitment to providing quality housing that doesn’t infringe on green belt land, and lasts for the future.”