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New council housing

Welcome to our webpage dedicated to our "New Build" developments across Darlington.  Here you can find information on the current sites where we are developing new affordable homes.

We are committed to building quality new homes which are award-winning, creating sustainable communities across Darlington. All of our homes are built by our in-house team at Darlington Borough Council and are built to high environmental standards.

Housing Services wants to progress in building new and affordable homes to help ease the housing crisis and help regenerate brownfield sites to create sustainable communities for people to live.

Our current developments

New council housing

New council housing



Handing over the keys

Handing over the keys

Neasham Road

We are pleased to announce that phase 1A of our eagerly anticipated homes at Butterfield Drive (Neasham Road) are nearing completion and we are now in a position for applicants to apply. Phase 1A includes a total of 21 homes which are:

• 1 x 4 bedroom house
• 6 x 3 bedroom houses
• 6 x 2 bedroom houses
• 8 x 2 bedroom flats.

A local lettings policy applies and advertising on Darlington HomeSearch [external link] will open Monday 10th June and close at midnight Sunday 16th June. Successful applicants will be contacted in early July. Please note we will be unable to give any updates on applications until shortlisting is completed so please wait for a call from us.

We expect move in dates of late July/early August and weekly rent and service charges will be confirmed when an official offer is made.

Further phases and homes will be released throughout 2024/2025 so if you are not successful this time please keep checking our webpage and social media [external link] for future phase releases. 

The whole development will see construction of 150 quality homes with a rent-to-buy option offering a first step to affordable home ownership for residents.  The site will have a total of 64 two-bedroom apartments, 24 two-bedroom house, 43 three-bedroom houses and 19 four-bedroom houses.


Aerial image of the Neasham Road development

Aerial image of the Neasham Road site

Construction has currently been halted on this site due to unforeseen circumstances.

Sherborne Close - Phase 2

Following on from the success of our new build phase 1 at Sherborne Close, work has started to phase 2 to provide 12 new, affordable council homes.

Sherborne Close is located in the Branksome area of Darlington. Branksome is close to Cockerton Village, Mowden and West Park, all of which host supermarkets, shops, restaurants and a local library. It is a vibrant place to live and boasts a good number of family houses, with local primary and secondary schools being within close vicinity. 

Being located on the North West of the town there are many local walking, cycling and running routes into the countryside.

Excellent transport links are close by including A1M, East coast mainline and Durham Tees Valley Airport. 

We are currently building: 

  • 4 x 3 bedroom houses
  • 8 x 2 bedroom apartments

More information on future developments will be available soon

We have a wide range of good quality properties throughout the borough.

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How to contact us

There are several ways you can contact us:

Tenants can report emergency repairs to 01325 405333 24/7 365 days a year.

What if I am not satisfied with the response?

We hope that we can work together with our residents and listen to their voices and resolve any problems, but if you are unhappy with the response from the Housing team we have a complaints procedure you can follow and you can contact our Complaints Team by:

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