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Flats bid for site
3:30pm Friday 11th May 2012 in News
AN application to build 18 new flats in Aveley has been submitted to Thurrock Council.
The application, by Noakes Properties, asks for permission to demolish existing buildings on the land, at Purfleet Road, to make way for 14 two-bedroom, and four one-bedroom flats, along with parking and amenity space.
The main existing building on the site is the vacant Sovereign Discount Spares warehouse, which was once a large detached house that has previously been converted into five one-bedroom flats.
To the back of the property is a block of 12 garages, all of which are let out.
In a statement submitted with the bid, the applicant said: “The properties are currently in a poor state of repair, making them uneconomic to renovate and part of the site has become a scrapheap for old vans and cars.”
The statement said the area is in need of “quality homes”.
It stated: “The development has been designed to afford potential residents with a modern living environment in an area in need of quality homes, built with sustainable materials and fitted with energy efficient appliances.
“There is a demand for high quality rental properties in this area, and our client wishes to improve this site into a development that any young couple or single person unable to afford mortgage deposits would be happy to live in. The proposal benefits the area.”