Location: Opposite the Meadowfield Industrial Estate. About 2 miles or just over 3km south west of Durham city centre
Local authority: Durham County Council
Postcode of nearby property: DH7 8HT
Size: c11 hectares (c27 acres)
Site status: Permission granted in September 2015. Construction by house builder, Avant Homes, started on site in December 2016. They call the site Broadmeadows

Project description
271 new 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed family homes. This mix of homes is suitable for families and first time buyers. Avant Homes is currently building and selling homes on site in a range of styles. They call the site Broadmeadows

Economic benefits
• Junction improvements at the top of Browney Lane at the junction with the A690
• New employment opportunities during the construction phase of development
• The development will help to sustain local services, including the social clubs and the Browney Primary School
• It could also increase demand for local shops or encourage new shops to open

Social benefits
• 20% affordable housing on site
• Payments of over £320,000 towards public arts and community benefits within the site and Browney area

Environmental benefits
• A new village green sits in the centre of the site and a new wetland area, which forms part of the sustainable drainage system to be incorporated in the site will be created at the southern end
• The existing allotments operated by the Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council are retained and do not form part of the development scheme
• The existing public right of way is retained along the southern boundary

Downloads
Browney Lane, one pager, May 2017

 

 

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