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New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)

September 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

Lisa Merritt, a Taylor Wimpey sales executive, presents £500 to Silver Tree Primary School, with deputy head teacher Tammy Allen, chair of governors Jimmy Jamieson, vice chair Pauline Gates, parent governor Fay Richardson and pupils

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Silver Tree Primary School, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham will use a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey to pay for seats and landscaping for the Silver Trees quiet reading space.

Head teacher John Trueman said: “We currently don’t have an area outside for our pupils to relax or read books and we hope our Silver Trees project will offer a different setting during lunch and play times at the school.

“Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped massively with the project and all of the students and staff at Silver Tree are extremely grateful for the support.”

The area will feature sculptures previously installed in the centre of the village.

Taylor Wimpey has been building a 167-home new estate, Middlewood Moor, in Ushaw Moor, north of Ladysmith Terrace. It has also supported Durham Federation FC.

Karl Morton, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North East, said: “Our Middlewood Moor development is located in the heart of Ushaw Moor, so we’re aware of the vital role the school plays in the local community.

“We’re absolutely delighted to help Silver Tree install this creative space for their pupils and hope everybody enjoys using it.”

A SCHOOL is to get a new outdoor reading area thanks to a housebuilder.

Source: New chapter for village school, as builder supports outdoor reading area (From The Northern Echo)

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Taylor Wimpey help fund new girls’ teams – Durham Federation FC

A HOUSEBUILDER has donated £500 to a school football club.

Developer Taylor Wimpey gave the money to Durham Federation FC, based in Ushaw Moor, to help fund new girls’ teams.

The club already has ten teams and hopes to establish girls’ teams at under 10, under 12 and under 14 level.

Matt Stevenson, the club secretary, said: “We are extremely grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s generous support, which has given us a huge boost and enabled us to offer girls in the local area the opportunity to play football.

“In a short space of time, we have already seen an influx of girls interested in joining the club and we’re looking forward to playing competitive matches in the near future.”

Taylor Wimpey has been building 167 new homes in Ushaw Moor, on land north of Ladysmith Terrace – less than a mile from the Durham Federation’s campus at Durham Community Business College.

The new estate, known as Middlewood Moor, will be unveiled on Saturday (May 2).

Karl Morton, the firm’s North East sales and marketing director, said: “With our new development opening just down the road from the club, it’s extremely important to us to support local projects where we can.

“We’re thrilled to be able to help Durham Federation offer football for girls for the very first time and we wish the new players the best of luck.”

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Middlewood Moor – Land off Whitehouse Lane – 167 Spacious family Homes – Ushaw Moor

December 11, 2014 Leave a comment

A fantastic development

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Taylor Wimpey North East have been granted planning permission for new family homes in Ushaw Moor, County Durham on Thursday 1st July 2014. Having formally purchased the land on 1st December 2014 we intend to have ground workers on site immediately with the hope that we will launch our sales office in March/April of 2015.

We have had an exceptional early response to this exciting new development and would urge anyone interested in the site to ensure that they have registered for updates, to stay one step ahead.

Over the coming weeks this webpage will begin to fill with more and more information as we move ever closer to the launch of the development. However, if you would like to contact us directly via telephone or email do not hesitate to do so.

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The designs used throughout the development have been carefully planned and thought-out ensuring that the site is as homely as possible for its new residents, incorporating fantastic areas of green space and natural materials; slotting perfectly into the development surroudings.

Middlewood Moor will fit into the surrounding village of Ushaw Moor adding a fantastic array of homes, perfect for each and every buyer.

Each home will be built to the impeccably high standard set by Taylor Wimpey, ensuring every purchaser a relaxed, easier moving process.

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Taylor Wimpey are already investing in the community surrounding the development and are constantly looking for opportunities  to help the area around Middlewood Moor thrive and develop even further.

Throughout our time on site we will  invest heavily in the community, not just through cash investments or sponsorship, but with time and labour too.

Middlewood Moor | Taylor Wimpey.

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 taylorwimpey.co.uk

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

New housing scheme for Ushaw Moor approved From The Northern Echo

A MULTI-MILLION pound scheme to build 167 new homes on the edge of a village has been approved despite a recommendation by council officials that it be rejected because of the potential for increased traffic congestion.

Durham county councillors unanimously endorsed the plans for land north of Ladysmith Terrace, Ushaw Moor, near Durham, following an impassioned plea from community leaders for new development in the village.

Taylor Wimpey has won permission to construct the £13m housing estate on a 5.5-hectare greenfield site. Thirty three dwellings will be “affordable” two or three bedroom homes, while the others will be three or four bedroom detached houses.

Recommending refusal, planning officers said traffic generated would add to already saturated junctions on the A167 and A690 at peak times and would lead to “severe cumulative impacts upon the transport network”.

Speaking in favour of the scheme, Phil Stoddart of Brandon and Byshottles Parish Council, said: “This development will improve the visual image of our village and will help support schools, shops post office and jobs and local transport. It will also give the village the kickstart it needs.”

Ward councillor Jean Chaplow added: “This will help generate houses and bring families into Ushaw Moor. We have capacity in our three schools for extra children.”

Objector Sally Dixon, speaking on behalf of residents of Ladysmith Terrace, said their homes would be directly overlooked by the new housing and she agreed with concerns raised by the highways officers.

Monsignor John Marsland, president of landowners Ushaw College, which closed as seminary in June 2011, said: “The financial receipts generated from the scheme will provide much-needed funds for Ushaw College and will contribute toward the new future of this important asset.”

via New housing scheme for Ushaw Moor approved From The Northern Echo.

Ushaw Moor split over £13m housing scheme (From The Northern Echo)

April 30, 2014 1 comment

A MULTI-million pound scheme to build 167 new homes on the edge of a village have met with a mixed response from residents.

Taylor Wimpey has applied for planning permission to construct a £13m housing estate on land north of Ladysmith Terrace, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham.

John Howarth, of Ladysmith Terrace, said the village’s infrastructure was already struggling to cope and the new homes would be at risk of flooding.

However, John Arthurs, of Welby Drive, said it was potentially great news for the village, predicting it would bring infrastructure improvements.

“We need to move away from seeing problems and look to the future with the enthusiasm of our forefathers who founded this village when it was just farmland,” Mr Arthurs said.

Of the 167 homes proposed for the 5.5-hectare Greenfield site, 33 would be “affordable” two or three bedroom homes, while the others would be three or four bedroom detached houses.

Around 1,000 leaflets explaining the plans were sent out and a consultation event was held in January.

Taylor Wimpey says the site has good transport links and amenities and a drainage strategy will reduce the flood risk.

Building would take place over five years, supporting 42 jobs, and new residents would spend up to £6.5m a year, including £1m in the local economy.

Durham County Council would get a £1.4m New Homes Bonus and an extra £2.1m in council tax.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “The consultation process enabled us to involve the local community in shaping our designs to ensure the plans will not only work for current residents, but enhance the area for the long term.

“The consultation informed Taylor Wimpey that our design should feature play space and affordable homes, so we’re proposing a number of green open spaces which link up and lead to a natural play space consisting of boulders and logs at the heart of the project.”

He said he hoped the homes would appeal to people already living in Ushaw Moor and others.

“It is our hope that new residents will bring additional expenditure to help secure a vibrant future for the local area.”

A statutory consultation period has begun and comments can be made until Wednesday, May 7. The council aims to put the scheme before a planning committee in May.

via Ushaw Moor split over £13m housing scheme (From The Northern Echo).

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
DH7 7NG

Monday 13th January 2014

4.00pm-7.00pm

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.