An outline planning application has been submitted for PRP's 1,650 home redevelopment in Basildon

An outline planning application for a £200m project providing more than 1,650 homes in the Thames Gateway has been submitted.

The masterplan for the Basildon scheme, which is within Thames Gateway South Essex's key growth area, has been designed by PRP for English Partnerships.

The scheme includes the redevelopment of the Craylands Estate and former Fryerns School and includes 700 family homes and flats, 600 reprovided homes, a mixed-use community centre and communal spaces and parks.

Manisha Patel, project architect and associate at PRP, said: "Craylands and Fryerns is a great model for sustainable communities - it offers a good mix of tenures and housing types, generous communal and private green spaces and has improved transport links to Basildon town centre and the surrounding areas."

Almost 65% of the development will comprise two, three and four bedroom family houses. Two bedroom flats make up the remainder. Thirty per cent of the dwellings will be for affordable housing and managed by Swan Housing Association.

The regeneration of the area encompasses economic, social and health improvements. The mixed-use centre will provide local shopping facilities, community centre, primary care trust multi-centre, adult community college, library and children's care facilities.

It also seeks to address issues ranging from the built environment, retail, employment, transportation, and environmental improvements. A new bus route has been designed in conjunction with Essex council and the local transport authority.