Lambton Park is a unique legacy, which cannot be maintained by the revenues generated by its traditional enterprises.
Following a detailed assessment of its heritage assets, Durham County Council granted Planning Consent in 2015 for the development of the former Lion Park. This consent was for approximately 400 new homes, 86,000 sq ft of office space (enough for 500 staff) and associated retail and community facilities.
Planning consent is conditional upon investment into the heritage assets on the Estate and, along the same lines as the wider Estate, is landscape led with generous open space and strong streetscapes.
The investment in the heritage assets of Lambton Park will result in the restoration of significant buildings such as the Lamb Bridge, the Castle and Stables. Those who take the time to enjoy the Park will see also an improvement in the landscape, as it is taken back to something more reflective of the original Picturesque vision and the cottages are upgraded and improved.
These improvements will ensure a fantastic historic environment, which will be complemented by the quality of new development, setting the bar for the region. In doing so, the approach adopted by the First Earl of considering the landscape as the key component to the development of Lambton Park will be embodied by the new development. The family are delighted that the physical delivery of this is now being seen on site in the approach being adopted by Miller Homes.
Miller Homes are embracing a custom built approach to their houses, using products which cannot be found elsewhere and building these with a craftsmanship of which they are justifiably extremely proud.