Proposed Development

Land at Pelton Fell Chester le Street

Pelton Fell, DH2 2NN

Welcome to our consultation website for our proposals for a further phase of development to the south of our Chester Grange development in Pelton Fell. Our consultation website is now open for you to leave feedback and email a member of our project team.

Thank you for visiting our consultation website. Taylor Wimpey is working towards the submission of a planning application for a further phase of development on land to the south of our Chester Grange site.

We are proposing up to 150 homes, with 15% of these being affordable housing for rent or low-cost home ownership for local people. The mix of housing would include 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes, with the proposals also providing open space for the use of residents and the wider community.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation it is not considered safe or appropriate to hold a face-to-face public consultation event. However, we are fully committed to engaging with the community and stakeholders in a safe way and the information provided on this website allows any party to engage in the process.

We would love to gain your feedback in relation to our proposals once you have viewed our website. Please fill out the feedback form, send us an email or provide feedback by post. You will be able to continue to provide comments and feedback via email until 11 July 2021

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Proposals for Pelton Fell phase 2

Masterplan

The site is located to the south of our Chester Grange development at Bluehouse Bank in Pelton Fell.

The site is within walking distance of the shops and services available within Pelton Fell including a GP Surgery, Pharmacy, Post Office and Best-One convenience store. The Brockwell Centre, a children’s play area and a flood lit multi-use games area also provide valuable community facilities within Pelton Fell.

The development is intended to be accessed via the existing site access on Bluehouse Bank, which connects to the A167 and in turn the A1. The site is within walking distance of bus stops on Bluehouse Bank which provide regular links to Chester-le-Street, Durham City, Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The site extends to approximately 12 hectares in size and is not allocated for a specific use within the adopted County Durham Plan. The site is currently used for agriculture; however, it is well related to the settlement with housing to the north and east of the site.

The proposed plan has been developed through analysis of the Opportunity and Constraints offered by the site. The key design principles adopted are as follows:

• Delivery of a sustainable, attractive and locally distinctive place which responds to its immediate and natural surroundings;

• Creation of a strong and enhanced gateway to Pelton and a strong development edge to the west acknowledging the site’s role in transitioning from the urban settlement to the rural edge;

• Retention of sight lines and key views towards the site from Pelton Fell Road when travelling towards Pelton;

• Utilising of existing site features including Topography and the existing mature tree belt to the eastern and southern boundaries, linking the site to a strong green infrastructure network;

• Utilisation of dual aspect corner turning house types at key locations within the site to aid natural surveillance and way finding;

• Using distinct house types to terminate views at key nodal points within the site, and to aid navigation around the site.

• Provision of a legible hierarchy of streets; including primary and secondary routes and private drives.

The application of the above principles will allow for the creation of sensitively structured and legible layout applying recognised place making principles.

 

Site Opportunities 

• Creation of an integrated and sustainable residential neighbourhood within Pelton;

• Enhancement of a key gateway into Pelton;

• Contribution to the housing needs of the county through the provision of both open market and affordable housing;

• Provision of new and enhanced areas of public open space and green infrastructure;

• Opportunity to increase pedestrian permeability through the site and new connections to existing public right of way network to the south east into the Cong Burn Woods and Nature Reserve;

• Establish new urban edge providing a defensible settlement edge.

Street scene

We propose to build up to 150 new homes made up of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes. 15% of the homes would be provided for affordable rent and low-cost home ownership for local people.

The planning application will initially be made in outline, to establish if the principle of development is acceptable on the site, with a further planning application being made in due course to establish the exact mix of houses and the detailed layout of the new homes.

 

Homes proposed

We propose to build up to 150 new homes made up of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom family homes. 15% of the homes would be provided for affordable rent and low-cost home ownership for local people.

The planning application will initially be made in outline, to establish if the principle of development is acceptable on the site, with a further planning application being made in due course to establish the exact mix of houses and the detailed layout of the new homes.

Our proposal

Connectivity

We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
There is an opportunity to increase pedestrian permeability through the site and new connections to the existing public right of way network to the south east into the Cong Burn Woods and Nature Reserve;