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Story Homes receives the green light to deliver 143 new homes in Tanfield, County Durham

November 2023

Image of Tanfield development layout | Story Homes

We’re delighted to share that we recently received Reserved Matters planning permission to bring 143 new homes to Tanfield in County Durham.

We’ve worked in partnership with Miller Homes, to bring forward plans to redevelop the site of the former Ever Ready battery production factory, which has been derelict for many years. This brownfield site was granted outline planning consent in 2017, and now alongside our development partner, we have permission to deliver a total of 288 new homes at the site, transforming this under used area into an attractive residential development.

Our plans include the delivery of 143 high quality new homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, which have been designed for modern living, with flexible open plan layouts, and luxury finishes throughout.

Not only will the redevelopment of the site vastly improve the appearance of the area, but the Section 106 (S106*) Agreement linked to the planning permission, will see an investment of £286,400 into the local community.

The S106 Agreement earmarks £140,000 to go towards a bus service and infrastructure. Of the remaining funds, £60,000 will be contributed to the creation of a cycleway and footpath and the final £86,400 will go towards sports facilities. In addition to these contributions, the scheme will also deliver much needed affordable homes.

Dan Chant, Senior Land Manager for Story Homes said: “Our proposed development on this brownfield site will not only improve the look of the area but will deliver multiple benefits to the local community during the construction phase and beyond, as well as direct and indirect employment opportunities for local people through subcontractors and the supply chain.”

We’re expecting to commence works at the site, which will be named Heritage Fields, within the coming weeks. To find out more about the development or to register your interest, click here.

*A Section 106 is a legal agreement between an applicant seeking planning permission and the local planning authority, which is used to mitigate the impact of any new homes on the local community and infrastructure.