An artist's impression of how new homes will look in Darlington after 144 properties were given planning permission has been released.

The houses, which will be located next to the A66 and be a five-minute drive to Darlington town centre, were handed approval recently, as artist impressions have been released. 

Brought forward by North of England housebuilder, Homes by Esh, the Hurworth Meadows development will include a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

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Each home will be greener and more economical than an older property and will benefit from energy-efficient features, including solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, an electric car charging point and smart heating controls.

Block paved drives, an integrated oven hob and hood with contrasting splashback, and towel warmers, will be included as standard.

Darlington and Stockton Times: An artist impression of the houses in DarlingtonAn artist impression of the houses in Darlington (Image: ESH HOMES)

Colin Willetts, Deputy Managing Director at Homes by Esh, said: “We currently have two developments in Darlington - West Park Garden Village and Elder Brook Park - which we have seen exceptional demand for.

“Hurworth Meadows will offer the same quality standard of Homes by Esh properties which are high specification by design and will be ideal for those who are looking to purchase their first home as we plan to introduce specific deals marketed towards this demographic.  

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“It is widely publicised that the cost-of-living crisis has made it even more difficult for first-time buyers, and we want to offer something different here at Hurworth Meadows so people can purchase an energy-efficient home in a cost-effective way.”

The show homes, which will be available for viewings from early 2024, will include two new house types, a two-bedroom Azalea and three-bedroom Foxglove. 

Elsewhere across the development, the Heather and Poppy house types will include three and four bedrooms respectively along with an integral garage.