Planning permission granted for new homes on city centre outskirts

31 January 2017 - Latest news

Permission for a new housing development has been granted on the boundary of Durham city centre.Kate Abson and Tom Winter pr

believe housing’s application to build six two-bed and two three-bed affordable homes at Folly Terrace in Pity Me has been agreed.

The new properties will be available for affordable rent and will help contribute towards the group’s ambition to develop much needed homes across the county.

Work is now underway to appoint a building contractor for the scheme.

Building works are expected to commence this spring, with an early 2018 target date set for overall completion.

Kate Abson, Senior Manager (Regeneration and Commercial Activities) at believe housing, said: “Permission to build affordable homes for rent in this particular location, which is so close to Durham city centre, is fantastic news.

“This is one of many new build projects we have in development at the moment as we aim to provide homes for a range of household needs.”

Most recently the group were awarded an allocation of £6.7m from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to build 195 homes across Durham by 2021. These 195 homes are in addition to the scheme at Pity Me.

Photo above: Kate Abson, Senior Manager (Regeneration and Commercial Activities), with Tom Winter, Development Officer, from believe housing.

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