Socially distanced exhibition, posters, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Webinars, Monday 14 September & Wednesday 16 September 2020, PowerPoint slide pack

Video of first webinar, on Monday 14 September 2020, 7 – 7.45pm

Video of second webinar, on Wednesday 16 September 2020, 7 – 7.45pm

Question and answer sheet from the Webinars, Oct 2020

Darlington Road, Barnard Castle, Exhibition Newsletter, Summer 2020

Location: Land to the east of the Castle Vale estate (Ashtree Drive), on the Darlington Road (the A67).  The site is around 1 mile north east of Barnard Castle town centre

Local authority: Durham County Council

Postcode of nearby property: DL12 8HU

Size: c5.5 hectares

Site status: The proposals were recommended for approval by the Council’s planning officers at the end of February 2021. Durham County Council’s county planning committee was minded to support the project: Nine members of the committee voted to approve the proposals, with four voting against and two abstentions at a meeting on Tuesday 2 March 2021.

• The site is currently agricultural land within Marwood Parish

Project description
• The proposals include up to 100 new family homes with a mix of property sizes and design

Economic benefits
• Estimated 60 direct and 90 indirect jobs during the three-year construction period
• Construction investment of £17 million with wider benefits for supply chain
• An additional c£180,000 council tax per annum for Durham County Council
• Additional retail spending power associated with new residents estimated at £1.4 million per year
• New housing supports employment growth aspirations in Barnard Castle

Social benefits
• 100 new high quality family homes including 20% affordable housing on site
• Mix of house type including 2, 3, 4 and 5 beds and bungalows providing for the needs of the whole community
• Helps boost flexibility in housing supply in the county
• Masterplan includes landscaped pedestrian/cycle routes, amenity areas and shared spaces to encourage healthy lifestyles

Environmental benefits
• Delivers biodiversity Net Gain significantly improving the ecological value of the site
• Electric Vehicle charging points and private bike stores in every home
• Located directly on bus route with new bus stop to be provided
• Location in easy walking/cycling distance of schools, leisure, shops and healthcare facilities

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