PLANNING permission has been granted for a £9.4 million extra care development in Peterlee, County Durham.
The 71-flat development on a former school site in Robson Avenue will be built by Galliford Try Partnerships North. The company says it hopes to announce a housing care provider partner soon.
Work is due to start in January and once complete, in the Autumn of 2021, the facility will provide 54 one bedroomed and 17 two bedroomed apartments.
In addition, there will be communal areas and gardens, hairdresser and a café/restaurant which will be available for local people to use, to encourage neighbourhood integration community development.
Across the road, Galliford Try Partnerships North is working with Believe Housing, on an £8 million project creating 67 properties — mostly for “affordable” rent — 25 of which will be available through the Government-backed ‘Rent to Buy Scheme’. This includes homes in greatest demand, such as bungalows, with some specially adapted for wheelchair users and those with mobility challenges.
“We are pleased that planning permission has been granted for the extra care apartments, which will help meet the challenges and demands of housing needs within Peterlee,” said Sean Egan (pictured), managing director of Galliford Try Partnerships North.
“It is rewarding to have two schemes within the same locality and to be working with skilled and experienced housing providers who have in depth knowledge and experience of delivering similar initiatives.
“Increasingly we are finding that by using our expertise, experience and grant funding to identify and kick start viable projects, we are able to help the region’s housing providers meet housing needs.”