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Reserved Matters Application

Finchale, Durham

Story Homes secured reserved matters approval in November 2018 for detailed proposals for the redevelopment of this site for 92 high quality new homes. This follows Durham County Council granting outline planning permission for the principle of the redevelopment of the site in July 2017.

Our proposals would create a sustainable and integrated development that would make an important contribution to County Durham’s housing supply. The proposed development would deliver a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced dwellings, with 20% of these new homes being affordable.

You can now register your interest for the development.



Local Economy

Our proposals will support existing local businesses and help create additional employment through new opportunities for local sub-contractors and the supply chain.

Meeting Housing Needs

The site will provide a range of family homes that will help to meet local housing needs, including the provision of new affordable homes within the development.

Highways Improvements

Our proposals will contribute financially towards the review of speed limits and off-site highways works to the footpath and lighting on Chester Low Road, with detailed designs to be agreed with the highways authority.

Green Infrastructure

Our proposals include the provision of on-site Green Infrastructure as well as financial contributions towards off-site Green Infrastructure through approved planning obligations for the site. The proposals will also make a financial contribution towards public art provision in the local area.


Financial contributions will be made towards improvements to local schools under approved planning obligations.

About Us

We are a family grown business with 30 years of experience in developing land and communities. Since 1987, we have grown into one of the most respected and well-known companies in the north of England thanks to our designs, our ability to sensitively plan and build developments that retain the character and style of an area, our customer service and our attention to detail. Our success is built upon our excellent reputation, knowledge and understanding of the industry. This success is underpinned by the quality and high specification of our homes, the way our developments enhance locations, and ultimately our determination to understand the needs of the communities where we build. In partnership with our subcontractors and supply chains, we always strive to go the extra mile in everything we do:

  • We employ local people
  • We use local materials where possible
  • We support local communities
  • We are a good neighbour in the communities we impact upon
  • We build beautiful homes which will continue to look great in years to come
  • We develop schemes that enhance communities
  • We build high quality, high specification, desirable homes
  • We provide ‘affordable’ homes for local people
  • We collect detailed feedback from our customers and identify and take action on areas for improvement

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