Esh is offering various house types at Hurworth Meadows. Credit:

Story and Esh advance Darlington resi

Story Homes has been given the go-ahead for 260 houses in Middleton St George, while Homes by Esh is bringing forward close to 150 dwellings at Hurworth Meadows.

Darlington Council’s planning committee approved the Story proposals for land off Station Road at its 10 January meeting.

The development will comprise housing of two bedrooms up to five bedrooms, with 52 affordable homes included, 24 of them bungalows.

Amanda Stephenson, North East land manager for Story Homes described the consent as “testament to Story Homes’ commitment to meeting the growing demand for housing, while providing affordable homes for the local community and supporting the long-term sustainability and growth of the local area”.

Construction will begin later this year. Story is also behind the 100-home Beaumont Grange development in the borough, and has also has projects live in Alnwick, at the former Ever Ready plant in County Durham and at the Marley Tiles site in Ebchester.

The selling point of Esh’s 144-home development is the energy efficiency of the homes.

The collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses at Hurworth Meadows is located on the cusp of the Tees Valley, near to the A66. Show homers are due to open in spring.

Colin Willetts, deputy managing director at Homes by Esh, said: “At Homes by Esh, we have merged technology with expertise to produce homes constructed with the latest features to help reduce energy consumption, water usage and waste.

“We understand the challenges of the market now and introduced our exclusive deals to support prospective homeowners and alert them to the potential benefits.”

Esh is also taking forward a project at Blackwell Grange, also within Darlington’s remit.

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