Esperley Lane is situated in Cockfield, a former mining village located 8 miles to the south-west of Bishop Auckland and 15 miles north-west of Darlington.

Coal mining began in the area in the medieval period. When the South West Durham coalfield was opened in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the population of the village grew significantly.

The last Coal Mine closed in 1962.

The SWIi project will be delivered to 31 properties in Esperley Lane.