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Construction starts on Cromwell Place development

11 July 2016

42 houses are being built on our Cromwell Place development in Little Dunmow.

The diggers have moved on site to start work on 42 new houses in Station Road, on the former Dunmow Skips site.

Persimmon Homes Essex is building a mix of three, four and five bedroom houses. The first houses will be completed in the summer but are on sale off-plan now.

Kim Oates, head of sales at Persimmon Homes Essex, said the development is expected to be popular with first-time buyers and people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

Kim said: "We're delighted to have started construction work at our Little Dunmow site. It's always exciting to see the start of a new development and it’s amazing how quickly it all takes shape.

We've decided to call the scheme Cromwell Place due to the area's links to Oliver Cromwell. He sent four of his sons to Felsted School nearby, which remains one of the country's leading schools today.

We're confident that these houses will prove to be very popular and we'd expect them to sell very quickly. Little Dunmow is one of Essex's most sought-after rural villages and is conveniently surrounded by the towns of Great Dunmow, Braintree and Chelmsford.

"With a good mix of three, four and five bedroom homes, we're expecting interest from first-time buyers, young families, professionals and people moving away from the capital."

Persimmon Homes builds more than 14,000 houses across the UK each year.

Persimmon Homes Essex has been busy in the region in recent years with successful developments in Colchester, Frinton-on-Sea, East Tilbury, Aveley, South Ockendon, Saffron Walden and Romford, amongst many others.

Kim added: "Our success means that we are able to create jobs locally both directly at our head office in Witham and indirectly through our growing supply chain across the region."

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