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Placefirst reveals plans for £11 million, 89-home Esh Winning development

A build-to-rent developer has submitted £11 million plans to create an 89-home estate.

Placefirst is working with architect POD Newcastle and landscape architect Southern Green on a scheme in Esh Winning, County Durham.

Bosses say the plans represent a “sustainable residential neighbourhood” that will feature 54 bungalows alongside three-bedroom homes on a two-hectare site that has stood empty for more than ten years.

David Mawson, Placefirst chief executive, said: “This development will inject life back into this area of the village, creating an inter-generational community of great places that people will be proud to call home.”

If approved, David says the scheme will follow Placefirst’s transformation of three streets of Victorian houses in Hartlepool and a 116-home project in Hetton-le-Hole, Sunderland, which is due to be finished by the end of the year.

He added: “Having worked closely with Durham County Council, we are confident it will build on our success in the North East where we are establishing a stunning portfolio of developments.

“We have a proven track-record of regenerating areas and turning them into places people love to live and are excited about the transformation we’ll make to this area of Durham.”