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Affordable housing for business


If you're a housing developer, there's money available to help you deliver affordable housing.

Occasionally, housing developers are not able to deliver affordable housing when they develop new housing. When this happens, we may agree a sum of money for the developer to pay, for the affordable housing to be built off site.

If you're a registered housing provider, you may be able to use some of this money to deliver affordable housing in the county. 

Where is funding available?

Commuted Sums

The following schemes are available. Please contact us to discuss your proposal before submitting an application. 

Scheme Name

Geographic restrictions

Potters Bank, Neville's Cross

Anywhere in County Durham

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Carville

Anywhere in County Durham

Aykley Heads, Durham

Neville's Cross Electoral Division

Mount Oswald, Golf Club, Durham

Anywhere in County Durham

Cape Site, Bowburn

Anywhere in County Durham

How to apply

If you have a scheme, please contact us for an informal discussion, before submitting your application.

Once you've spoken with us, complete and return the  Icon for word Commuted sums funding bid form (DOC, 41.4kb)  (also available in PDF format -  Icon for pdf Commuted sums funding bid form (PDF, 327.5kb) ). Please refer to our Legal information before submitting your form.

Housing Growth Fund

Funding is available from the Housing Growth Partnership to assist small developers to develop sites for housing. See Housing Growth Partnership for information on available funding.

Stalled sites

There are areas of land throughout the county that have been granted planning permission but building has not started (for various reasons). If you need help to move a stalled site forward, please contact us to see if we can help.

Contact us
Housing Development and Delivery
03000 265 263
Our address is:
  • Room 5/122
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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