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North Star, in partnership with Heritage North, Clarion Homes and Darlington Council is delighted to announce the successful completion of 12 high quality bungalows for rent in Middleton St George, Darlington. These two bedroom bungalows of which two are adapted for wheelchair users, have been built to meet the increasing demand for older persons housing and all have been allocated to people who have a local connection to the area.

Cllr Kevin Nicholson, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and housing, said: “It’s great that North Star is providing more affordable homes for our older residents in the borough. Bungalows are in high demand, particularly in the social housing sector, and to have some wheelchair friendly properties is extremely helpful. “The feedback from residents has been very positive and we wish everyone well in their new homes.”

Ron Starkie, Managing Director of Clarion Homes said “We are proud to have been involved in the Yarm Road Development and delighted with the positive feedback from residents. We wish North Star every success for the future.” Dr James Gordon of Heritage North said: We are proud to have delivered Phase 1 of this flagship development on behalf of North Stat Housing Association.

Angela Lockwood, CEO of North Star said:

“We are committed to building high quality homes for affordable rent across the area to help meet local demand. These bungalows are evidence of how great partnership working can make a difference to local people. . The £1.7m development cost was assisted by grant funding from the Government Agency Homes England who provided around £470k grant making the scheme deliverable and affordable. Quality of design is always at the forefront of our thinking. These new homes include :

• Modern kitchens complete with built in cooker and induction hobs.

• Good external space with a generous sized, turfed garden is turfed and parking.

• A number of homes built for people who use wheelchairs. With design features that include rise and fall worktops , larger bathrooms and carports

• Energy efficient insulation and, underfloor heating

We have ambitious plans to build at least 500 new homes by 2023 and will continue to invest in building great homes to meet local need”

Below is some of the amazing feedback which has been received by the new occupiers:

“Our home is finished to a really high standard, with beautiful fittings and great storage”

“ Modern day living with great space and facilities. Thanks you North Star for a five star service”

“ Stunning development, in a beautiful place. Workmanship is fantastic. North Star, you have made our dreams come true”