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Twenty five affordable homes in Ushaw Moor are welcoming their first residents after a major investment by one of the region’s largest landlords.


Families are now moving into the new properties constructed for County Durham Housing Group on the Middlewood Moor development in the popular village.

The homes, a mixture of two and three bedroom properties, have been built by national house builder Taylor Wimpey specifically for social rent by the housing group. The homes represent an investment of more than £1.7m by County Durham Housing Group to provide affordable homes in the area.

Homes at Ushaw Moor feature high levels of insulation, the latest heating systems and double glazing; all expected to bring big savings to tenants when compared with older homes, particularly those in the private rented sector.

The development forms part of an overall 297 home new build programme by the group between the Tyne and Tees across a three year period. By 2020, County Durham Housing Group will have invested £32m across 17 sites providing a significant boost to employment in the area.

Ged Walsh, Director of Assets and Regeneration from County Durham Housing Group, said: “It’s great to be able to see tenants settling into their new home. These houses have been hugely popular because we’re able to offer a brand new property in a really great location at an affordable rent.

“Our programme of new build homes is helping to meet demand for affordable homes in many parts of County Durham.”

County Durham Housing Group, which is the umbrella organisation of landlords Dale & Valley Homes, Durham City Homes and East Durham Homes, owns around 18,400 properties. This month marks the second anniversary since its establishment.