East Green Care Home in
West Auckland, Bishop Auckland has stood empty for almost a decade and could be
redeveloped for housing. East Green House Care Home, was shut in 2010 and over
the years has fallen victim to vandals. In 2016 an outline application to build
a terrace of ten homes behind the site, as part of a wider proposal which
intended to demolish the home and build more housing, was given approval by
Durham County Council’s (DCC) planning committee but never materialised.
On behalf of North Star
Housing Group, Gus Robinson Developments has submitted a full planning
application to knock down the former nursing home and build 25 new homes in its
place and on the site’s brownfield land.
Rob Yorke, Durham County Councillor for West Auckland, has welcomed the proposal. He said: “As a county Councillor I’m delighted the developer has come forward to refurbish this site. I have had a lot of residents complain about the empty building. If we can bring it back into use it can only be a good thing. Hopefully the plans will come to fruition. “Developers are proposing the construction of eight two-bedroom bungalows, 15 two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses. Each home would have a private garden and “adequate” off road parking.
Plans have been submitted to Darlington Council for Gus Robinson Developments latest scheme to be developed in partnership with Karbon Homes. Proposals for 44 new homes to be built in Middleton St George have gone to planners with a decision expected before the end of 2017, with works to commence in early 2018.
For the second time in less than a month, Gus Robinson Developments are able to celebrate the long service of one of our team. Finance Director Jeanette Henderson started with the company as a 16 year old and rose to the ranks of FD over the 35 years spent with the business. It was great to be able to celebrate this milestone while our Chairman Dan Robinson was back in the country.