Plans approved for elderly housing in Sedgefield

Darlington and Stockton Times: SWD Plans approved for elderly housing in Sedgefield SWD Plans approved for elderly housing in Sedgefield

PLANS have been approved to demolish a sheltered housing block and replace it with homes for elderly people in Sedgefield.

Durham County Council has granted planning permission to Livin to demolish Thurlow Grange and build 21 new homes.

Once the block is knocked down, Livin will build 11 new two-bedroom bungalows and 10 two-bedroom apartments for older people.

In a statement to Durham County Council’s planning committee, Livin said the new apartments were needed to address a demand for more housing in Sedgefield.

The statement said: “The brief was to redevelop the site, taking account of its setting next to high quality open space, with modern older person accommodation, including the introduction of older person's two storey apartments in order to help meet the identified acute shortage of affordable homes in Sedgefield.”

The planning committee which met in Crook agreed to the planned demolition and rebuild.


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