Bellway Durham has exchanged contracts to buy vacant land on the former Weardale Steelworks site in Wolsingham, where it hopes to build 120 new homes.
The housebuilder has submitted an application seeking approval for detailed plans to deliver the new homes on the site, off Durham Road. The development would consist of 108 new homes for private sale – including two-bedroom bungalows and three, four and five-bedroom detached houses – as well as 12 affordable properties available for local people.
Outline planning permission for the redevelopment of the former steelworks site was granted by Durham County Council in November 2021. The land was used for steelworks from 1864 and saw continuous operation until its closure in 2008. Bellway Durham plans to create a development which will feature a number of open spaces and a central green alongside the new homes.Source: Bdaily