County Durham village to get 18 new homes

County Durham village to get 18 new homes

A derelict building in a County Durham village has been demolished to make way for an exciting new development of 18 new homes, built by Swale Valley Construction.

The properties, in the village of Langley Park,  will be a mix of three and four bedroom homes. They will be available for market rent through local housing company Prince Bishops Homes.

Swale Valley Construction Development Director Charles Smith said: “We are extremely pleased to be providing another quality development in partnership with Prince Bishops Homes. It has been a long drawn out process over a number of years to gain control of the site and we are glad to be finally be providing the much needed regeneration to this gateway corner of the village. It is always a pleasure to work in partnership with Prince Bishops Homes and provide future occupiers a property they can be proud to call home.”

Cllr Joseph Armstrong, who is also a Non-Executive Director of housing association Derwentside Homes, of which Prince Bishops Homes is a subsidiary, said: “This is fantastic news for the residents of Langley Park. For years I have been receiving complaints about the state of the building. When you come into the village it is one of the first things you see and really gave the wrong impression of the village.”

Although the properties built on the site will initially be available to rent, tenants will also have the option to buy their home through Prince Bishops Homes’ innovative ‘Rent to Buy’ scheme.

Prince Bishops Homes Chief Executive Keith Tallintire said: “We believe these new homes will offer tenants the best of both worlds – they can rent a brand new home for as long as they want, or, if after four years they decide they would like to get a foot on the property ladder we can help them achieve that too.”

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