Story Homes receives the green light to deliver 143 new homes in Tanfield, County Durham

Story Homes receives the green light to deliver 143 new homes in Tanfield, County Durham

Story Homes has recently received Reserved Matters planning permission, which will see the developer bring 143 new homes to Tanfield in County Durham.

Story Homes has worked in partnership with Miller Homes, to bring forward plans to redevelop the site of the former Ever Ready battery production factory in Tanfield, which has been derelict for many years. This brownfield site was granted outline planning consent in 2017, and now Story Homes along with its development partner have permission to deliver a total of 288 new homes, transforming this under used area into an attractive residential development.

Story Homes’ plans include the delivery of 143 high quality new homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, which have been designed for modern living, with flexible open plan layouts, and luxury finishes throughout.

Not only will the redevelopment of the site vastly improve the appearance of the area, but the Section 106 (S106*) Agreement linked to the planning permission, will see the developers invest a total of £286,400 into the local community.

The S106 Agreement earmarks £140,000 to go towards a bus service and infrastructure. Of the remaining funds, £60,000 will be contributed to the creation of a cycleway and footpath and the final £86,400 will go towards sports facilities. In addition to these contributions, the scheme will also deliver much needed affordable homes.

Dan Chant, Senior Land Manager for Story Homes said: “Our proposed development on this brownfield site will not only improve the look of the area but will deliver multiple benefits to the local community during the construction phase and beyond, as well as direct and indirect employment opportunities for local people through subcontractors and the supply chain.”

Story Homes is expecting to commence works at the Tanfield site, which will be named Heritage Fields, within the coming weeks. For more information about the scheme please visit

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