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250 family homes to be built as part of Wingate housing and community development

Sep 14, 2020 | Business

A development of high-quality family homes with large areas of open spaces and commitments to local school improvements are on the way for a County Durham village.

National planning and development consultancy Lichfields secured permission from Durham County Council for the new homes, south of High Grange Way, Wingate, on behalf of Newcastle housebuilder Bellway Homes.

The development will consist of 250 dwellings featuring a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed properties, with 10% being classed as affordable.

Lichfields’ Associate Director, Jennifer Heron said: “We are delighted to have secured permission for this scheme on behalf of Bellway.

“The development offers a mix of house types and sizes and will meet the housing needs of many different groups in the community.

“It will also support a range of economic benefits, including the generation of construction jobs, support to local businesses, increased local expenditure in the area and revenue to the council through increased Council Tax receipts and relevant new Homes Bonus payments.”

Lichfields say the dwellings would be two storeys in height comprising a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

All dwellings will have front and rear gardens, and off-street parking in the form of driveways or garaging. Visitor parking will be provided around the site.

The main access to the 10.85 hectare development, which is currently agricultural fields, will be from Wellfield Road, to the north of the site.

Bellway has also agreed to contribute over £1m in Section 106 agreements to support local community infrastructure. This includes £715,540 the village primary school and a further £369,000 for recreation and sporting facilities.