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The Project

Site of a former Durham County Council Care Home, previously Cheveley Care Home, Aidan Gardens is the development of 26 two, three and four bedroom apartments and houses in Belmont, County Durham. There are 5 two bedroom apartments and 21 three and four bedroom houses. All Saints Living has demolished the existing building to make way for desirable family homes in this popular residential area of Durham.

In the Press

Councillor Bill Moir agrees that All Saints Living’s housing project will “benefit the community”: click to read the full article

Press Release regarding the demolition of the old Care Home and development of Aidan Gardens, February 2016:  Dangerous building to go Feb16

The Setting

The address for this project is: Aidan Gardens, Brackendale Road, Belmont, Durham DH1 2BF.

The site is located at the junction of Brackendale Road and Broomside Lane in a predominantly residential area and within walking distance of Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School. Belmont is situated approximately 3 miles east of Durham City Centre and benefits excellent road connections being located just off the A690 (Durham to Sunderland) which leads directly to the A1(M) motorway.

The Properties

The 26 properties are made up of five 2 bedroom apartments and twenty one 3 and 4 bedroom houses.  Take a look at the CGIs to get an overview of the proposed external images of the buildings.

Click here to view the online brochure for this project

Call Ben Charles Estate Agents on 0191 383 0011 for a hard copy of this brochure or email for a pdf version.


Cuthbert – Three bedroom semi-detached house with integrated garage and large open plan kitchen and dining area. A spacious lounge is situated on the first floor with the master bedroom featuring en-suite and Juliette balcony. Two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the second floor.

Bede – Three bedroom semi-detached with flexible living accommodation over three floors. Integrated garage, large kitchen and dining area with french doors leading to the garden. The first floor features one double bedroom, and additional bedroom or study and large lounge with Juliette balcony. The master bedroom with en-suite and further double bedroom and family bathroom are on the second floor.

Collingwood – Three bedroom semi-detached with additional living space on the already large kitchen dining area, perfect for a sun room or lounge area. French doors lead out to the garden. The lounge on the first floor boasts a balcony with sufficient space for outdoor family dining. Master bedroom with en-suite are situated on the first floor with an additional bedroom or study. Two double bedrooms and a family bathroom are on the second floor and the property offers an integrated garage.

Van Mildert – Five bedroom detached house on a corner plot. Spacious living accommodation and extensive gardens. Ground floor garden room with french doors, a shower room and bedroom are also on this level. The first floor houses the extensive open plan kitchen dining area and separate living room, both which lead out to a balcony suitable for outdoor dining. A further double bedroom with separate WC are on the first floor. The master bedroom, with en-suite, a family bathroom and two further double bedrooms are on the second floor. THIS PROPERTY IS RESERVED.

Stephenson – Three bedroom semi-detached with accommodation over three floors. Integrated garage and large open plan kitchen and dining area with french doors leading to the garden. The master bedroom with en-suite is located on the first floor with the lounge featuring a Juliette balcony. Also on this floor is a potential fourth bedroom or study area. Two further double bedrooms and family bathroom are situated on the second floor.

Hatfield – Two bedroom apartments being sold through the Discounted Market Sales (DMS) scheme. Apartments 1 and 2 situated on the ground floor each have separate access and feature open plan living, kitchen and dining room. Apartments 3 and 4 are on the first floor with unit 4 having separate access. Apartment 5 occupies the entire second floor and offers extensive kitchen and living area and Dorma windows. Contact Ben Charles Estate Agents on 0191 383 0011 for information on the DMS scheme.

Discounted Market Sale scheme

What is a Discount Market Sale (DMS) scheme?
A DMS scheme allows a buyer who meets eligibility criteria to purchase a property with a discount from the open market value. The percentage discount can vary from site to site and is set via a Section 106 Agreement between the developer and the local authority. For example, a house valued at £100,000 on the open market may be sold at a discount of 25% meaning the property would be offered to eligible applicants for £75,000. When you buy the property you will own 100% of it but when you sell the property you must do so on the same terms offering the same level of discount you received to the next purchaser. This will ensure the property remains affordable.
Who can apply for the scheme?
The scheme is for people who are unable to afford to buy a property from the open market. As mentioned above the eligibility criteria can vary but will generally include criteria such as:

  • Your income must be such that you cannot afford to buy a property at open market value in the area, typically a household income of less than £60,000.
  • You must have a local connection to the area – meaning that you must have lived in the area recently or have a family member who needs your care and support living in the area.
  • You must be employed within the area.
  • You must not have a financial interest in any other residential property.

Which houses are available on this scheme?
We have five properties available at Aidan Gardens on the DMS scheme, which are the Hatfield apartments.

How do I apply to be accepted on the scheme?
Our Client Services Department will assist you in completing the application form and will then send it to the Council for approval. Once the Council has confirmed your eligibility you can proceed to completion of the purchase of the property by arranging your mortgage and instructing a solicitor. If your circumstances change prior to exchange of contracts you should inform the council who will arrange to reassess your eligibility.

Contact Ben Charles on 0191 383 0011 for further information on the DMS scheme.

Find Out More

Ben Charles Durham are the Estate Agents – call 0191 383 0011 to register your interest.

All Saints Construction are managing this project – call 0191 211 4130 or visit