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Lowhills, Peterlee

Land North of Lowhills Road - Peterlee - County Durham - SR8 2DJ

First Phase of development  comprises of

  • 264 homes
  • 2 storey. 3 & 4 bed semi-detached and detached family homes
  • Extensive open space and landscape buffers proposed
  • Overview

    New family homes in Peterlee

    Taylor Wimpey North East in partnership with Theakston Estates submitted a detailed planning application for the two phases of development comprising 360 family homes in Low Hills, Peterlee. The application was approved by Durham County Council on Thursday 19th May 2016 and we are now working through the final technical details.

    The overall site was granted outline planning approval in March 2013 for up to 900 homes.

    Taylor Wimpey North East plan to develop the first phase (264 homes) which will include the creation of new accesses, sustainable drainage scheme, open space, activity corridor and ecology enhancements.                                                         

    This website will provide information regarding the progress of the development and provide details of the design proposals.  Should you have any queries regarding the proposed developments please do not hesitate to contact us via the above links.

  • About the site

    The Development Site


    Google Earth Image of Site

    The land at Lowhills is located to the east of the A19 and on the northern boundary of Peterlee, with Lowhills Road to the south, Essington Way and Thorpe Road to the east, and the A1086 access route to and from the A19 to the north.

    The Lowhills extension to Peterlee offers an opportunity to provide a landscape led residential scheme that delivers much needed new homes. The vision is to greatly increase the visual and ecological value of the Lowhills site and the surrounding land holdings to provide greater benefit to the local community in terms of access to the countryside.

  • What's proposed

    What are we proposing?


    Artist Impression of the Site

    When Taylor Wimpey became involved with this development, outline planning for 900 homes had already been granted and there was an agreed masterplan layout which fixed certain elements which needed to be broadly followed. There are also a number of existing constraints and opportunities within the development which influence the design such as -

    - Landscaping including, boundary trees & hedges as well as landscaping within the overall development.

    - Adjacent land uses which includes residential, commercial open space and surrounding road networks including the A19. 

    - One of the most significant constraints and greatest influence on design is the topography of the development. The development slopes from a high point adjacent to the A19 down towards Thorpe Road. Access points are fixed with one off Little Thorpe roundabout and the other taken from Essington Way. This has resulted in a landscape led scheme with a green parkway around the perimeter of the site providing an overall unifying theme of space and landscape. This provides a buffer to the surrounding road network and helps the development nestle into its environment. Linear partways or green fingers are used to change levels across the development, divide up the development and provide opportunities for leisure and dog walking routes and informal play areas

  • Updates

    News and Updates

    • February 2017 - We are working through the process of gaining relevant technical approvals.
    • September 2016 - We have started tendering for phase 1 works.
    • May 2016 - Durham County Council approved our reserved matters application.
    • December 2015 - We are awaiting a decision from Durham County Council on our planning application. This is expected soon.
    • July 2015 - Reserved matters planning application for the first phase of our development of 360 new homes has been submitted.
    • Summer 2014 - We've began working with the Land Agent and Consultants to develop details for the first phase.
    • December 2013 - We've received outline planning approval for 900 new homes.

    Register your interest

    Whether you are a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder, wanting to buy a larger home for you and your family or are looking to downsize into a smaller property, we want to hear from you! Please click on the above link to register your interest in a new home.