The proposed development site is located on the brownfeld site of the former Sedgefield Community Hospital, of the B1278, Salters Lane. The site area has been identified as approximately 5.22 hectares (12.9 acres).
The site lies between the settlements of Sedgefield and Fishburn and is within open countryside. The former hospital has largely been demolished and the site area has been cleared with areas of concrete foundations / hard-standings remaining on the site.
Hardwick Grange will offer the new community an excellent location within a semi-rural setting close to the heart of town, with its shops, schools, restaurants and bars.
Set within a picturesque location surrounded by park and farm land, this feeling of space is enhanced with the provision approx 1200m2 of green space built into the design, supported by the development of designated park and cycle routes and forest pathways to provide a village type feel.