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We welcome you to be part of a new Exciting Village Community

Burtree Garden Village is located on the northwestern edge of Darlington.

The site is approximately 500 acres in total and presents an exciting opportunity to create a new mixed-use sustainable community. In June 2019, Hellens Group and Hellens Residential were awarded Garden Communities status by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Burtree Garden Village. In early 2020 Homes England, the governments housing accelerator took control of just under 200 acres of the site and are now working with Hellens Group in preparing a planning application for the first phase of the site.

Our Vision

  • 2,000 New Homes

  • 500 Affordable Homes

  • 200,000 sqm of Employment Space

  • Village Hub, Hall, Shops & Cafe

  • Cricket Pitch & Village Pavillion

  • Play Area

  • Green Space

  • Community Allotments & Orchard

  • Sports Pitches

  • Retirement Village

  • Central Hub

  • Potential Park & Ride Facility

Master plan for Burtree Garden Village
  1. Community uses - including farm shop, cafe & community gardens
  2. Community Allotments and Orchard
  3. Cricket Pitch and Village Pavilion
  4. Burtree Park and Recreational Facilities
  5. Sports Pitch
  6. Primary School
  7. Retirement Village
  8. Light Industrial Units
  9. Potential location of proposed part and ride
  10. Public House in converted farm buildings
  11. Farm buildings converted into residential proerties
  12. Nature Reserve

High Quality Housing

The Garden Communities status awarded to the proposed development gives us the opportunity to deliver a high quality development and landscape design that respects the existing landscape setting, creating a strong connection between the new community and the surrounding environment. Burtree Garden Village will also help create a new community where people can live, work and exercise, striving for a healthier and a more sustainable future.

Landscape Led Development

Wherever possible we are looking to embrace the existing landscape setting and character. Our aim is to have a landscape led development where homes and development will complement the existing landscaping and ecology features of the site.

There will also be a significant provision of open space integrated within the development, including a number of village greens, landscape and habitat corridors and a centrally located park.