Plans going on show for first phase of Mount Oswald development

October 16, 2013 | Community News

Plans for the first phase of a £200m development in Durham City are being put on display by a north east housebuilder.

David Wilson Homes is looking to build 61 detached, four and five-bedroom homes on a 12-acre portion at the southern end of the Mount Oswald site, and will be holding a public exhibition between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 17 October at the Mount Oswald Manor House.

David Wilson Homes’ proposal would also include landscaping of this part of the site, as well as the creation of the first public open spaces, footpaths and sustainable urban drainage systems that were included in developer Banks Property’s masterplan for Mount Oswald, and in the construction of which Banks will be involved.

Work is expected to begin on site early in the new year, subject to the details of the scheme being finalised with Durham County Council, and the first occupants could be in their new homes before the end of 2014.

The overall Mount Oswald scheme, which was designed by Banks in support of the County Council’s vision of Durham City acting as a driver of economic growth in the county, will support more than 380 local jobs during and after its development, and will see more than £4.2million allocated by Banks to pay for substantial improvements for the local community.

As well as executive housing, the development will encompass an education quarter, new formal and informal public open spaces and a range of new community facilities.

Mike Roberts, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North East, says: “The high quality family homes that were looking to build at Mount Oswald live up to the quality that you would expect in this prime location, and we are certain that there will be a great deal of interest in our proposals.”

Anyone who would like more information on the proposals, but who can’t attend the 17 October event should contact David Wilson Homes on 0191 298 6100.

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