A North East housing association’s private sales arm has gained the go-ahead to start work on its first housing development.
Over the next five years, Thirteen Homes – part of Thirteen – plans to build 300 new homes across the region. The first of these is Howards Green in Darlington, where it has secured planning permission to build 98 homes.
The scheme will feature a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom homes for outright sale as well as part exchange and help to buy.
Howards Green is the first phase of a development at West Park Garden Village. The name was chosen to recognise Ebenezer Howard, who was the founder of the Garden City movement – a movement Thirteen Homes says is reflected in the concept and values both of West Park Garden Village and its new development.
Craig Taylor, managing director of Thirteen Homes, said: “We’re thrilled that things are really starting to take shape with Thirteen Homes and that we will shortly be starting work on this fantastic development in Darlington.
“We’re really proud of this scheme as it will deliver a fantastic range of sought-after properties in an area where there is a strong demand for quality homes.
“The layout of the homes are really well considered, and we feel this will create a really vibrant community at Howards Green.”
Ian Wardle, Thirteen’s group chief executive, added: “We’re very quickly seeing the impact from the Thirteen Homes team to grow our overall housing offer to customers.
“By generating additional income through selling these new homes it will be used to improve our existing homes for customers, their neighbourhoods and to build more affordable homes with a subsidised rent. This will help to alleviate the current housing crisis.”
Main Image: Paul Arnold, technical director, John Rybak, site manager and Craig Taylor, managing director, all of Thirteen Homes.