Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd receives Planning Committee approval for Military Road site

Colchester Amphora Homes Ltd (CAHL) – Colchester Borough Council’s Housing Development Company – has achieved another exciting milestone securing consent for eight new 100% affordable homes on Military Road.

Last night (Thursday), the council’s planning committee backed plans for six flats and 2 mews houses on the site all of which will be available for people on the council’s housing register.

This site will provide the eight new homes, with an environmentally friendly design for residents, in a highly desirable location close to the centre of town, giving excellent access to local amenities.

I am delighted with CAHL’s hard work in obtaining this planning permission for this scheme on behalf of our client Colchester Borough Council. This is another excellent achievement for Amphora Homes following our recent successful planning application for Creffield Road.

Paul Smith

Board Member of Colchester Amphora Homes

These eight new 100% affordable homes form part of Colchester Borough Council’s ambitious plans to deliver up to 350 new affordable homes over the next five years.

With more than 3,000 people on our housing needs register it is no secret that there is a real and pressing need for more affordable housing in the borough.

This scheme, brought forward by CAHL, is a fantastic example of where we are working to deliver on our ambitious plans for delivering 350 affordable homes in Colchester over the next five years. I hope our partnerships with CAHL and others like Colchester Borough Homes, can continue to help us provide the homes our residents need and want.

Councillor Adam Fox

Portfolio Holder for Housing