Flying start for Countryside’s Deeside development

A CGI of the plans for Dutton Fields
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Housebuilder Countryside has commenced work to create 283 homes on the site of the former RAF Sealand South Camp in Deeside, marking a major milestone in the regeneration of the former MoD base.

The development, which will be known as Dutton Fields, was granted detailed planning permission by Flintshire Council in June and will see Countryside build a range of three- and four-bedroomed homes on Welsh Road.

Of the homes, 28 will be available for affordable housing, 99 for private rent through Sigma Capital Group, and 156 homes for open market sale, all of which will be available through the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

The new development marks Countryside’s growth into North Wales and will substantially contribute to Flintshire Council’s strategy to increase the provision of affordable housing across the county.

Mark Hadfield, regional managing director for Countryside, said: “Dutton Fields is a particularly strategic development for Countryside. It will see our business expand into North Wales with the ultimate objective of providing high-quality and affordable homes for Flintshire.

“The development of RAF Sealand is a long-anticipated project and we are very proud to be taking it forward.

“Throughout our time on site we will work with the local community to create on-site training and employment, to build a thriving new neighbourhood that truly serves local people.”