DEVELOPMENT has begun on a former sheltered housing site which will see the addition of 14 properties in the area.

Local housing provider Livin has invested almost £2.1million into ten new bungalows and four single-level-living apartments at the old Dean Bank Grange site in Ferryhill.

A communal garden will also be created as part of the development for those living nearby to enjoy.

Andrew Kitchen, head of development said: “We are delighted to offer these new homes. We know there is a demand for homes that are designed to enable independent living and we know how much it means to people.”

“We pride ourselves on carefully planning regeneration in our communities, however small or large, to meet the needs of local people. We were delighted to then secure grant funding to bring the plans to fruition. We would hope these homes will be available during summer 2019.”

The new properties hope to be lifelong, purpose built, easily adaptable, energy efficient and include level access showers and provide level entry plus allocated parking for residents.

They will be available to bid on the Livin website and through Durham Key Options on completion.

For more information visit livin.co.uk/findahome