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Persimmon delivers new homes at The Drive

28 November 2013

Persimmon Homes Essex has welcomed the decision by The London Borough of Havering to grant planning permission for a new development of houses in Harold Hill, Romford.

Persimmon Homes Essex will build 193 three and four-bedroom houses, 49 two-bedroom apartments and two coach houses at the site just off Gooshays Drive, providing much-needed places to live for local people.

Persimmon Homes Essex has been working with the planners and other stakeholders both prior to and since making the planning application and is pleased with the Planning Committee’s decision at the meeting held on 14 November.

Jason Andrews, land director at Persimmon Homes Essex, said: “The mix of properties at the development has been carefully considered to provide homes for people at all stages of the property ladder.

“Work on site is due to commence imminently and the first homes are expected to be released for sale off-plan in January, marketed as ‘The Drive’.

Thanks to its Greater London location The Drive offers excellent transport links into the capital via the London bus service and the nearby Harold Wood station will be on the north-east section of the Cross rail route, scheduled for completion in 2018.

Rail users will benefit from new and more frequent trains, journeys into the city of London, the West End and west London without the need to change. Cross rail will also offer improved links to Heathrow Airport and additional capacity reducing overcrowding.

Harold Wood station currently lies within Zone 6 of the London Rail and Tube Network providing links to London’s Liverpool Street station, with a journey time of around half an hour, as well as destinations in Essex and East Anglia.

Gooshays itself enjoys an abundance of local amenities with a pharmacy, supermarket, optician, hairdressers and a bakery all within walking distance.

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