New homes in Darlington
Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
An artists impression of the new development
Railway Housing Association has started work on its newest housing development – a £1.3 million affordable housing scheme in Darlington.
The Association is building ten new homes for rent at Alverton Drive, Faverdale. This is its first new development in Darlington in five years, following the completion of a 13-home scheme in nearby West Park in 2010.
The two-bedroom bungalows, which will be let to people in housing need, are expected to be completed in February 2015.
They are being built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 Standard, which will mean they will be 25% more energy efficient than properties built before 2006. This will include additional insulation and water saving features.
New residents will be given a choice of kitchen units, worktops, handles, bathroom wall covering and floor coverings in the kitchen and bathroom as well the choice of a level access shower or a bath to suit their needs.
Anne Rowlands, Railway Housing Association’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have started work on this new development in Darlington.
“There is a real need for affordable rented housing in the town so in partnership with Darlington Borough Council we are aiming to offer high quality homes for local people."
Councillor Veronica Copeland, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Housing said: It is great news that Railway Housing Association are once again building new homes in Darlington to help us meet the demand we have for affordable accommodation. We have relatively few two-bedroom bungalows to rent so they are a very welcome addition.”