In 2020 local housing association Livin began building 71 much needed rental homes at Salters Lane, Sedgefield.
Nearly 12 months on, over a third of the houses are now forever homes for 58 new tenants and their families, many of whom have local connections with the area. Located on the former Turners garage site and delivered in partnership with Hardwick Homes Ltd., the development is expected to be complete by the end of March 2022.
Leanne Chapman was the first to move into the new homes with son Miles, age 6. She said: “We feel so secure since moving here, it’s our forever home, our neighbours are lovely and Miles now has the best possible environment to grow up in. We moved in April and we couldn’t be happier with our new home. It has everything we need and more. We love the French doors that open onto the garden where Miles plays. It’s so warm and cosy. I’ve not even had to put the heating on yet.”
Alan Fletcher, chair of Livin’s Board said: “As a resident of Sedgefield I am delighted to see homes being built where they are clearly needed. I am immensely proud of this project and it’s wonderful to see the positive impact these lovely new homes are having on people’s lives.”
To view Livin homes currently available to rent visit www.livin.co.uk. To place a bid, applicants must be registered with www.durhamkeyoptions.co.uk.Home