Basildon Council gives go ahead to 121 apartments marking major milestone for Pitsea's regeneration masterplan
Regeneration of Pitsea town centre is poised to begin, following Basildon Council’s approval of a key scheme in the town’s regeneration.
Registered social landlord Genesis Housing has gained full planning approval for two blocks of apartments that will provide 121 flats and five shops totalling 500 sqm with parking for 126 cars and 109 bicycles. The site on the fringe of the town centre is currently derelict.
Along with providing much needed homes, the plans will also see an improved link between the large Tesco Extra store and the rest of the town centre.
The Pitsea master plan, approved in April 2007, proposes up to 500 new homes, 20,000 square metres of retail, improved community facilities, including 5,000 square metres of leisure space, improved links to the train station and a reinvigorated market.
Councillor Stephen Horgan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Green Issues, says, “This private sector investment signals the start of the regeneration of the town centre. Along with the creation of a new visitor centre at Wat Tyler Country Park, and the development of Chalvedon School into the East Basildon Academy, things are really starting to take shape in this area.”