page 10 – new homes in murton making progress

new homes in murton making progress

Construction of 50 new homes in Murton is making great progress. We take a look behind the scenes with project manager, Rebecca Marshall.

The £6.9m project will see 28 wheelchair adaptable bungalows and 22 family homes built for local people on vacant brownfield land in Truro Avenue.

More than £1.7m of funding from Homes England has been secured for the Murton project through the government agency’s affordable homes programme.
The 50 new homes are part of believe housing’s £70m new-build programme. More than 700 new homes are being constructed as part of the programme, stretching from the Durham coast to rural upper Weardale.

The three-bedroom family houses will be available through m!ne, the ‘Rent to Buy’ arm of believe housing.

Rent to Buy is a government backed scheme designed to ease the transition from renting to buying a home by offering a reduced rent, usually around 20% below the market rate. The aim is to give people the opportunity to save for a deposit at the same time and buy their home after five years.

Construction will be completed in January 2021, but believe housing Development Project Manager, Rebecca Marshall has been keeping a close on eye on progress. Watch the full video to find out more …