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North Star Housing Group brings new, affordable homes to Middleton St George, Darlington.
North Star is a group of housing associations operating across the North East and North Yorkshire. They build and rent high quality affordable housing to meet a variety of needs, including specialist supported housing. They are committed to creating homes and building futures as well as investing in people at every level.
Phil Wilson MP recently visited the £800,000 development, which includes grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. This is the first phase of a larger planning application which includes 21 high quality homes for sale. Work started onsite in December 2017 and is due to be completed summer 2018.
Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, said: “It is great to see the first stage of this development, which will bring affordable houses to the area. This development will provide good quality modern homes for everyone.”
North Star plans to build, working with developers Heritage North and Clarion Homes, six two-bedroomed bungalows for over 55s. This includes four homes for affordable rent, and two will be available as shared ownership homes.
Shared ownership allows individuals to purchase the maximum share in the property that they can afford and then they pay rent on the remaining share.
Sarah Fawcett, Head of Development at North Star, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring new, affordable homes to the area as part of a wider prestigious development, and we’re very excited to be able to provide two different types of tenure here. Shared ownership is a great alternative to renting and perfect if you can’t afford to buy a home outright. It is likely that these two bungalows will be attractive to those who want to own a retirement home but can’t afford to buy a bungalow in the village outright. All of the bungalows will be spacious, energy efficient and have private parking and gardens.”
Dr James Gordon, from Heritage North, said: “I am very proud to be part of the construction team that will be delivering the six new homes within our local community.”
For more information on the new homes available in Middleton St George call 03000 11 00 11.