Planning application submitted for 600-home development in Faverdale, Darlington

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A PLANNING application for a large-scale housing development in Faverdale has been submitted to Darlington Borough Council.

Developer St Modwen wants to build 600-family homes on land off Whessoe Road, and a nearby brownfield site known as Faverdale 58 which was previously intended for industrial use.

The scheme, dubbed Faverdale Garden Village, includes employment units, a small retail centre and improved cycle and pedestrian links for Faverdale.

St Modwen also plans to work with Tees Valley Housing to ensure that a fifth of the development comprises of affordable homes.

Nick Whittingham, land director at St Modwen, said: “The proposed level of affordable housing is considerably higher than average.

“These homes would be delivered at an early stage of the wider development and would assist the council in meeting their housing targets.

“The local community would also benefit from the provision of new open space and the improvement of bus, cycle and walking links.”

The new proposal 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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5:56pm Mon 20 Jan 14

thevoiceofthevoiceless says...

Think this would be a great idea but living right next to the honeypot lane site and the entrance to the site - no thanks

They won't get built anyway as the materials will be thieved every night
Think this would be a great idea but living right next to the honeypot lane site and the entrance to the site - no thanks They won't get built anyway as the materials will be thieved every night thevoiceofthevoiceless
  • Score: 5

11:29pm Mon 20 Jan 14

stevegg says...

Where is all the infrastructure for developments on this scale when services are being cut? It doesnt make sense!
Where is all the infrastructure for developments on this scale when services are being cut? It doesnt make sense! stevegg
  • Score: 4

11:57am Tue 21 Jan 14

D. Hop says...

Building houses puts money into the council. Do you think they care about the services being cut? Its all about building up their future deficit.
Building houses puts money into the council. Do you think they care about the services being cut? Its all about building up their future deficit. D. Hop
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

thevoiceofthevoiceless says...

Good point about infrastructure, this will make the traffic in and around cockerton even worse - surely they can connect this road as part of the original cross town route but miss out the middle section as the council said it was too costly
Good point about infrastructure, this will make the traffic in and around cockerton even worse - surely they can connect this road as part of the original cross town route but miss out the middle section as the council said it was too costly thevoiceofthevoiceless
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