A new nursing home will be the latest addition to a housing, retail and industrial development in a County Durham village.

A proposal for a 73-bed facility in Bowburn was approved by councilors without any major objections at a meeting on Tuesday.

It will form part of the Integra61 development to the south of the village near the A688 and A1(M) junction.

The approval follows planning consent from Integra61, which allows for a mixed-use scheme including up to 270 homes, a hotel, a care home, shared industrial, warehouse and distribution space, a community centre, a nursery and a restaurant/hot takeaway.

A Greggs and Costa Coffee have since been built on the site, and Amazon’s Durham center is also nearby.

The Northern Echo: Nursing home to be built north of new developmentThe nursing home will be built to the north of the new development (Image: The Northern Echo)

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The building will be L-shaped and will have three floors. The proposal was increased to 73 beds after the original application said 60 bedrooms would be built.

About 70 jobs will be created to work in the boarding house.

Local councilor Ian Blakey from Coxgough praised the scheme and said it would provide more services for residents locally.


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