THE New Year is off to a great start for residents at a new £2m housing development in County Durham.

Social housing landlord and communities organisation livin completed Greenwood Court in Newton Aycliffe at the end of last year to ensure tenants could move into their new homes in time for Christmas.

And with the festivities now over, the new residents are settled and could not be happier.

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Greenwood Court resident Christina Pearson said: “This is our first home together since getting married and we really couldn’t wait to move in.

“The children love it here and the house is really warm and cosy. We’ve hardly had the heating on, it really feels like home.”

The development, which stands on the site of the former Greenfields Nursing Home, comprises 11 two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom homes.

The properties were rented out through the Durham Key Options choice based lettings scheme and boast a range of energy saving features.

It was built in partnership with the Government’s Homes and Community Agency and house-building group Galliford Try and is part of a £28m investment project by livin.

For more information about livin homes visit or call 0800-587-4538.