• 15 June 2021
  • News, Communities,

More than 40 new affordable homes have been completed in one east Durham town after investment by a multi-award-winning housing association.

Two brownfield sites in Peterlee have been transformed by County Durham-based believe housing to create 41 new homes.


A mix of 29 three-bed family houses, 10 two-bed and two three-bed bungalows have been constructed at Tamar Close and Teign Close.


believe housing Development Delivery Manager, Rebecca Marshall, said: “Peterlee is one of the areas with strongest demand for affordable homes in the north east. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in the area and focused a significant proportion of our construction programme on Peterlee.


“We’re really proud that we’ve been able to deliver these new homes on brownfield sites that have been easy to integrate into the community, while still helping to meet demand. These new homes are going to provide dozens of families with secure and affordable housing for decades to come.”


Chris Price, regional director for Tolent, said: "I'm very proud of the team who have delivered an outstanding, high quality project that we know is going to make a huge difference to the local community here in Peterlee. It was great working with the believe housing team, and we look forward to working with them again soon."

The new homes in Peterlee are currently welcoming their first families after a £17m investment. They are a key part of believe housing’s £70m, 700 home construction programme that has won a string of awards.