With it’s close proximity to London, rich history, strong regional identity and 350 miles of coastline, Essex was long a county of choice for homebuyers before a certain TV show boosted it’s status. Taking it’s name from The Land of the East Saxons, the home county dates back to the early middle ages and has Britain’s oldest recorded town in Colchester.
The choice of new-build homes for sale in Chelmsford, which are inexpensive to run due to their superior energy efficiency and which are often available with purchase incentives to help buyers, is currently excellent.
Essex is a far more varied county than its most famous televised namesake - The Only Way Is Essex - would suggest. East of London and within easy commute of the capital, Essex is a more affordable housing option that many first-time buyers on the hunt for new homes are choosing to consider.
Members of the general public will be given the opportunity to voice their opinions on a major proposal to regenerate Basildon town centre.
Basildon is a place very much on the up, and has come a long way since it was designated the site for a new town after World War II. Up to that point it was quite an average small village, albeit one that got a mention in the Domesday Book.