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Work on £13m estate to start soon From Durham Advertiser

September 10, 2014 2 comments

BUILDING on a new housing estate is expected to start later this month.

Durham County Council granted planning permission for the construction of 167 new homes on open land north of Ladysmith Terrace, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, earlier this summer.

Now housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has announced work is expected to begin during September.

Karl Morton, the firm’s sales and marketing director, said: “This development will bring more quality living opportunities…. and will mean the area is further added to in a style that is sympathetic to the surrounding countryside.

“The site will offer a mix of two, three and four bedroom traditional family homes, which will be of varying styles and heights to complement the environment and maximise the stunning views.

“We’ve had large levels of early interest and expect to help househunters move here very quickly.”

The £13m estate, covering 5.5 hectares, will have 33 “affordable” two- or three-bedroom houses plus other detached homes with three or four bedrooms.

Council planning officers had recommended planning consent be refused, citing congestion problems on the A167 and A690, but community leaders said the area needed the new homes and investment.

Prices will be announced in the next few months but potential buyers can register an interest online at

via Work on £13m estate to start soon From Durham Advertiser.


Planning application for new family homes in Ushaw Moor, off Whitehouse Lane – Former Ushaw College Land

January 12, 2014 3 comments

Opportunity for Development

 An example of our Taylor Wimpey development in Houghton-Le-Spring, Signet Grange

An example of our Taylor Wimpey development in Houghton-Le-Spring, Signet Grange


Taylor Wimpey North East is currently preparing a planning application for new family homes in Ushaw Moor, County Durham.

This webpage will be updated as we advance the proposed development, keeping you up to date with our progress.  Should you have any queries or wish to comment on our plans please contact us via the above link.

Taylor Wimpey North East is proposing to develop an area of land to the land off Whitehouse Lane, County Durham.  The site is located north west of the A690 and has close links to Durham City Centre.

We always try and keep local communities informed as we prepare our planning applications and a community engagement forum will be held on the 13th January 2014.  Local residents and businesses will be able to comment on our proposals and representatives from Taylor Wimpey North East will be present to answer any questions and offer an insight into our plans.  The community engagment is to be held at the following venue, please come along to share your views;

Sports Hall, Durham Community Business College
Bracken Court
Ushaw Moor
County Durham

Monday 13th January 2014


proposed site location of Land off Whitehouse Lane

News and Updates

03.04.14 – A full planning application was submitted Monday 31st March 2014 for 167 new build homes in Ushaw Moor.

16.01.14 – Taylor Wimpey North East thank all those who attended the community engagement this week and for all the comments we have received.  We are also collating the correspondence received by those unable to attend and will keep you informed of our progress.

13.01.14 – A community engagement is to be carried out in the Sports Hall of Durham County Business College from 4pm until 7pm.

08.01.14 – In preparation of submitting a planning application, Taylor Wimpey North East will be carrying out Geo-environmental investigative works into the Ushaw Moor Site, and apologise for any inconvenience.

Land off Whitehouse Lane | Taylor Wimpey.

Gleeson Launches New Homes Development in Ushaw Moor | New Homes News

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

New homes at Gleeson’s latest County Durham development, Temperance Court, are now available to buy.  The brand new 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes on the development are priced from a very affordable £94,995 with the house builder offering their ‘Fantastic Five’ range of scheme to help buyers purchase a new home.
New Homes in County DurhamTemperance Court in Ushaw Moor is Gleeson’s third development in County Durham with the Sunderland based housebuilder also selling new homes at developments in Newton Aycliffe & Shildon, which have already proved very popular with buyers looking for spacious, affordable homes in great locations.

Gary Anderson, Sales Manager for Gleeson Homes said, “Temperance Court will be a fantastic place to live as it is close the great local amenities in and around Ushaw Moor and has amazing views over the Deerness Valley.  The development is also close to local transport links making it easy to travel to local towns and cities.

Gary adds, “There seems to be a need for spacious new homes in this area and it is great to think we are transforming what was a derelict piece of land into a development of 29 homes priced to suit local people”.

Gleeson is offering its ‘Fantastic Five’ range of schemes on the new homes at Temperance Court.  The schemes are designed to help buyers purchase a new home whatever their situation.  The Government backed FirstBuy is available as well as ‘Aspire’ whereby Gleeson will contribute 5% towards a first time buyer’s deposit.  Assistance is also available for parents who want to help their kids buy their first home as well as a unique ‘Save & Build’ scheme where a buyer can reserve a home at a fixed price and save their deposit whilst Gleeson build their home.

Gary explains, “FirstBuy is really popular at the moment and I am delighted to announce we can offer this scheme at Temperance Court for a limited time.  Gleeson is one of a select number of housebuilders chosen by the Government to allocate FirstBuy funding on its developments.  FirstBuy is the ideal option for those buyers looking for lower mortgage repayments but I would urge buyers to reserve a new home soon as FirstBuy funding will end this December.”

Gleeson’s Sales Office at Temperance Court is now open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday.  For more information please call 07554 415705 or visit

via Gleeson Launches New Homes Development in Ushaw Moor | New Homes News.