A Development To Benefit All Residents

The Way Is To Innovate

Durham County Council has been awarded a grant of £3.8 million to support the proposed commercialisation and construction of an innovative, low carbon heat network. The scheme would be expected to utilise geothermal heat from former coal mines and distribute it to homes on the site.

If viable, the heat network is forecast to be built out over a number of phases supplying over 1,500 homes, a school, and a health centre with affordable low carbon heat. The project would also support the creation of green jobs over its development whilst reducing emissions from across these connections.

It is a fitting legacy to the coal that powered the Industrial Revolution, in that those same seams could now help power the Green Revolution of the future.

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Our Residents

This development represents an opportunity to raise the profile of Seaham and East Durham, by attracting national and global interest in the villages’ approach to deliver new high quality homes for everyone.

The Government has recognised in its Industrial Strategy that the UK’s ageing society is a challenge but also an opportunity. The idea is to develop new knowledge-based innovation that the UK can export by setting up a number of new regional Digital Innovation Hubs, of which one could be located in Seaham Garden Village. Three national leading academics are already associated with the village, including the Director of the UK’s National Centre for Ageing, based at Newcastle University, who sees the village as a ‘living lab’ in which to test new models of care and technology.

Receiving garden village status is befitting of such a great development that really will be a national exemplar

John Wood


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Seaham Garden Village Given Green Light

Seaham Garden Village Given Green Light

1st Jul 2020

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