Developers are finalising their planning agreement with Uttlesford District Council after permission was granted to build 120 homes in Great Dunmow.

The district council's planning committee gave conditional approval to Bellway's plans for the homes at Wood Field back in January.

The development will comprise a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, with 40 per cent of them - 48 properties in total - designated as affordable homes.

Bellway strategic land director for the south region, Ben Stacey, said: "This is positive news as we can now finalise the planning agreement with the local authority for this attractive and sustainable development at Great Dunmow.

"It is important for this area that enough housing is planned to meet the need for homes in the coming years.

"This development will contribute significantly and positively to that situation and provide high-quality homes for Great Dunmow.


"The scheme will also provide a substantial number of affordable homes, which will put living within this development within the reach of many more local people."

The development is also planned to deliver at least a 10 per cent biodiversity gain - which means that when it is finished the area should have 10 per cent more natural life than currently.