PLANS to extend an exclusive estate on the outskirts of Hartlepool have been submitted.
Cameron Hall Developments are looking to build 134 houses on agricultural land to the north west of Wynyard Village with outline plans submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning department.
But the plans have roused objections from several residents with concerns about traffic congestion, limited school places, destruction of the countryside and landscape and fears there are already too many houses there.
Planning officers though are recommending the plans for approval, despite the nine letters of objection.
The outline application for the new houses plus landscaping and access works is set to be discussed by the council’s planning committee on Wednesday, July 9.
A planning report said: “The current application seeks outline planning permission, with all matters reserved, for up to 134 dwellings, provision of landscaping, access and other associated works.
“An indicative development area plan shows three phases/areas of housing identified.”
If later approved, phase one at the north eastern end of the site - next to existing houses - will see 63 houses, with the second phase in the south east accommodating 12 houses.
The final area of development would be for the remaining 59 houses.
The report added: “The application site comprises agricultural land lying to the north west of Wynyard Village.
“It extends to approximately 31 ha and is bounded by the Castle Eden walkway to the west and to the north by the A689.
“To the east are the existing access road Wynyard Woods which loops through Wynyard Village and existing housing areas. Access to the site is via this existing village roads and then onto the A689.”
The plans are recommended to be approved subject to the completion of a legal agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution, a contribution towards secondary education and a commitment to public transport provision.
A planning report said the council’s education team has highlighted a shortfall of primary school places in the area but officers say that will be met by the new school in Wynyard, as previously reported.
However, there is also a need for 18 secondary school places and a funding contribution of £214,808 is being asked for as part of the legal agreement.
The council’s planning committee, which is chaired by Labour councillor Rob Cook, will meet next Wednesday.
The meeting will be held inside the council chamber at the Civic Centre, in Victoria Road.