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Big homes bid for sport club site
8:00am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
PLANS to build more than 500 new homes on the London Fire Brigade Sports and Social Club in Aveley have been submitted to Thurrock Council.
Essex Sports Village also want to incorporate 985 sqm of commercial, community and health facilities at the proposed development, in Purfleet Road.
If approved, the application which also includes a new access on to London Road, public open spaces and a replacement bowling green and community facilities, will see the demolition of the existing buildings on the site.
The plans are for 354 houses, 252 of which would be three bedroom, 55 two beds and 47 four bedroom properties.
The rest of the development will be flats, with 69 one bed properties, 76 two bed and two three bed flats.
A statement given to the council with the plans said a new park will be an attractive feature of the development, creating a “village green” atmosphere.
It said: “Centrally located, running the width of the site and incorporating the site entrance, the park is the most prominent landscape space in the proposal.
“The boundaries of the park will be defined by the existing area of mature trees and reinforced by additional tree planting.
“Footpaths will provide pedestrian routes through the site.
“To the west, a natural and less formal area will be located next to the entrance, with a planted square to the east.
“The new park will have ponds that provide mitigation against flooding while creating an attractive destination within the development and supporting wildlife.
“This large open space will provide recreational and visual amenity in the heart of a residential development and create an atmosphere similar to that of a traditional village green.”