Plans to build 47 new homes in Newton Aycliffe have been approved by councillors.
More than £7.2m is being invested in the development at Travellers and Clarence Green in the town.
It will be made up of a mix of two bedroom bungalows and two, three and four bedroom houses, which will be available to rent through housing provider livin.
The bungalows will be designed to help people with mobility problems to live as independently as possible in a safe community environment.
They will replace 32 pre-fabricated, post Second World War bungalows reaching the end of their serviceable life.
Proposals for the site also outline a community garden between the areas to help integrate existing housing with new housing.
Livin is a house and community organisation which manages about 8,400 homes across County Durham.
The organisation’s aim is to ‘provide great homes, sustain strong communities and build a successful business.’
Andrew Kitchen, head of development at the association, said “This is brilliant news for the community as demand for homes of various types is continually high for this area of Newton Aycliffe.
“We have factored in this demand in designing the property mix and we expect these homes to be very popular”
Livin’s construction partner Tolent will be building the new homes and work is due to start in March, with properties available for rent by May 2021.
Anyone interested in renting the homes must firstly register with Durham Key Options.