Information events are being held about a pilot scheme that will help buyers to build their own dream home at a new development on the edge of Durham City.

Durham County Council is working with Custom Build Homes to develop the provision of nine serviced plots at Trinity Mews. The scheme, the first in County Durham, will provide residents the opportunity to design their own home in their own style.

The council is working alongside Custom Build Homes to support buyers through the process.

Power, drainage and other utilities have now been installed alongside an access road. Each plot has outline planning permission, with a design code and a plot passport for each home – allowing residents to work with an architect to create their own dream home. Custom Build Homes are supporting potential buyers through the design, planning and construction process.

In line with its Towns and Villages Strategy, the council is committed to improving the quality and mix of housing across the county.

The pilot with Custom Build Homes also offers the possibility of future opportunities.

Cllr James Rowlandson, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for resources, investments and assets, said: “This pilot scheme is a fantastic opportunity for buyers to build their dream home and I’m sure the plots will be in high demand. We’re pleased to be working with Custom Build Homes to help guide buyers through this process and are excited about further opportunities to come in County Durham.”

Those looking for further information on the scheme can attend viewing days at the Trinity Mews site on either Friday 6 August, from 2pm to 4pm, or Saturday 7 August, from 9am to 11am. Places need to be booked in advance either by calling 0345 223 4452 or emailing [email protected]

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