The details of 120 new homes have been approved by Rochford District Council at its first remote planning committee meeting.
Pegasus Group secured the Reserved Matters approval on behalf of Bloor Homes for its parcel within the Wolsey Park development at Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh.
Local Planning Authorities across the country are having to embrace new meeting practices as the Covid-19 crisis continues to impact how they operate.
Nicky Parsons, Executive Director at Pegasus Group, said: “Congratulations to Rochford District Council for hosting its first virtual planning committee just two weeks after the scheduled committee was supposed to have happened.
“A lot of hard work was put in behind the scenes to keep the planning committee process going and this is a positive demonstration that planning is evolving!”
The scheme will deliver a 120 high-quality new homes of which 42 will be affordable (35%). The properties will be a mix of 1 and 2 bed apartments, and 2, 3 and 4 bed houses.