35 new homes receive planning approval in Houghton le Spring

35 new homes receive planning approval in Houghton le Spring

Regional housebuilder, Homes by Esh, given green light to build 35 luxury homes.

Homes by Esh has received planning permission to build 35 luxury homes near Houghton le Spring after concluding the acquisition of the 3.9 hectare site earlier this year.

Brought forward by Esh Group’s private housebuilding division, the development at Philadelphia Lane – named Collier Gardens – features three- and four-bedroom detached homes in a variety of house types to provide a range of choice for potential buyers.

Philadelphia Lane is located on the A182 and has good connections to the A690, A1 and A19.

Each home will be greener and more economical than homes built to 2013 building regulations, and will benefit from energy efficient features including electric vehicle charging points, solar panels, and smart thermostats. The homes will be compliant to the 2021 Building Regulations Uplift, bringing increased insulation, ventilation and energy efficiency.

35 new homes receive planning approval in Houghton le Spring

Homes by Esh currently has live sites in Durham, Darlington and Gateshead and this latest development is part of its strategic growth plans. Technical Director, Dale Morris, said:

“The Collier Gardens development showcases dwellings designed specifically to meet the needs of a modern family, by providing plenty of generous living spaces, with designs tailored to suit open-plan living and lifetime needs.

“The site boasts an excellent location for both first time buyers and home movers, supported by a thriving community. The green light from the planning committee allows us to expand on our live sites across the North East after making good progress on multiple sites in Darlington and Durham in the early part of 2024.”

Collier Gardens will be built with reconstituted stone, sympathetic to the character of the surrounding area. Open space will be maximised, with three sections of designated green space across the site and front gardens of multiple plots, as well as rear gardens, expected to create a community feel.

The latest planning approval for Homes by Esh follows permission received in May from Durham County Council to build 41 residential homes at Trimdon Village. The Bluebell Gardens development features a mix of three- and four-bedroom detached homes and two-bedroom terraced bungalows, providing a range of choice for potential buyers.

Elsewhere across the region, Homes by Esh has a broad portfolio of developments. Closest to the new development at Philadelphia is Mount Park, situated in Springwell Village, where just four plots remain for sale.

In the south of the region, West Park Garden Village on the outskirts of Darlington is the largest in the developer’s portfolio, where Homes by Esh is building 225 new homes as part of the wider Garden Village masterplan. Two other developments are also underway in Darlington with Elder Brook Park and Hurworth Meadows seeing exceptional demand from homeowners, while Homes by Esh’s most luxurious homes, a collection of four-, five- and six-bedroom properties will go on the market at Havelock Park, near Blackwell, later this year.

To find out more about Homes by Esh, visit www.homesbyesh.co.uk


Part of Esh Group, Homes by Esh is a privately-owned housebuilder operating across the North East, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire. The firm prides itself on customer service and their range of quality homes which incorporate modern innovations in housing technology and design.

Esh Group is a leading construction and built environment group of companies which operate across the North of England and Yorkshire.