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Planning application for Faverdale Garden Village Development to be submitted in November
DEVELOPERS are set to submit a planning application at the end of November for a 600-home development at Faverdale.
Regeneration specialists St. Modwen are finalising the application to Darlington Council for a residential-led mixed-use development on part brownfield land called Faverdale 58 and Whessoe Road.
The proposed development, known as Faverdale Garden Village, includes affordable housing in partnership with Tees Valley Housing, along with employment units and a small retail centre.
The buildings will be set in substantial areas of open space and enhanced landscaping.
The application follows positive feedback from a recent public consultation and Nick Whittingham, land director at St. Modwen, said: “The planning application would see the delivery of a total of 600 much needed family homes, providing an important contribution to the council’s supply of housing land as well as delivering a substantial new homes bonus.
“The local community would also benefit from the provision of new open space and the improvement of bus, cycle and walking links.
“Darlington has an inadequate supply of housing land and the council is facing pressure to build new housing on less sustainable, greenfield sites.
“Our proposals will regenerate the site of the former Corus factory, reusing a brownfield site and delivering a sustainable, high quality development, which includes affordable housing.”
The proposed new scheme will supersede a previous planning permission for 250 houses on the Whessoe Road site and an employment scheme on Faverdale 58, for which there is limited market demand.
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