Homes by Esh gets go-ahead for new Darlington site

Planning permission has been granted for 144 new homes on a site located near to the A66 in Darlington, just five minutes’ drive from the town centre.

Brought forward by North of England housebuilder, Homes by Esh, the Hurworth Meadows development will include a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Sales at Hurworth Meadows will launch in 2024, with Homes by Esh set to target first-time buyers with mortgage-specific offers and deposit contributions.

Each home will be greener and more economical than an older property, and will benefit from energy efficient features, including solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, an electric car charging point and smart heating controls. Block paved drives, an integrated oven hob and hood with contrasting splashback, and towel warmers, will be included as standard.

Colin Willetts, Deputy Managing Director at Homes by Esh, said: “We currently have two developments in Darlington - West Park Garden Village and Elder Brook Park - which we have seen exceptional demand for.

“Hurworth Meadows will offer the same quality standard of Homes by Esh properties which are high specification by design and will be ideal for those who are looking to purchase their first home as we plan to introduce specific deals marketed towards this demographic.  

“It is widely publicised that the cost-of-living crisis has made it even more difficult for first-time buyers, and we want to offer something different here at Hurworth Meadows so people can purchase an energy efficient home in a cost-effective way.”

The show homes, which will be available for viewings from early 2024, will include two new house types, a two-bedroom Azalea and three-bedroom Foxglove. The Azalea two-bedroom property comes complete with an en-suite, proving an ideal first-time home for an individual or a couple. The larger Foxglove show home is designed with a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area, perfect for those who want a home where they can entertain.

Elsewhere across the development, the Heather and Poppy house types will include three and four-bedrooms respectively along with an integral garage.

Homes by Esh is part of Esh Group, a leading privately-owned construction, development, and property services group which operates across the North of England.

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