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Karbon Homes building affordable housing on garage sites in Chester le Street

Work is underway on an affordable housing scheme in Chester le Street for North East landlord and developer Karbon Homes.

The £1.8 million development of homes for rent has been funded through a grant secured via the Homes and Communities Agency and support from Durham County Council.


The 17 family homes are being constructed on three neighbouring sites within South Pelaw, which were formerly accommodating under-utilised garages.


The properties have been designed by Michael Dyson Associates and the main contractor for the site is Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group.


Karbon Homes was formed in April this year from the merger of Cestria Community Housing, Isos Housing and Derwentside Homes.


The schemes in South Pelaw form part of its region-wide development programme which plans to build around 2,500 homes over the next four years.


Its assistant director of development and property Zoey Hawthorne said: “It’s great to get started on this new project, as we know there is strong demand for this type of property in the Chester le Street area.


“The delivery of these high quality affordable rented homes will help improve the quality of environment of the neighbourhood by enabling under-utilised garages and land to be brought back into effective use to provide 17 new family homes that will offer a greater choice for customers wishing to live within South Pelaw.”


Lee Francis, area director in the North East for Keepmoat Regeneration, added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Karbon Homes on this scheme. As a market leader in community regeneration, we bring significant experience to this project which will enhance the community, creating homes where people want to live.”


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