Councillors to debate new homes at Nelson Lane

Land behind Nelson Lane where plans have been submitted for 50 new homes

Land behind Nelson Lane where plans have been submitted for 50 new homes

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Proposals for a new 50-home housing development in Hartlepool were due to be considered by councillors today.

An application has been made for permission to build on land at Nelson Lane behind the Clavering estate.

It seeks approval in principle for 50 two-storey homes but a number of objections have been made.

A report that will go before Hartlepool Borough Council’s Planning Committee states: “The layout plan submitted shows 50 dwellings to be accessed from the existing turning head of Applewood Close which is a cul de sac with access taken from Jaywood Close.

“Details of house type design has not been submitted however the layout shows a mix of detached and semi detached dwellings, each having amenity space to the front and rear with in curtilage car parking. The applicant is proposing to provide affordable housing within the site. The final details of house type will be considered as part of a subsequent reserved matter application.”

Opponents to the scheme refer to increased traffic on existing roads, flooding fears, insufficient car parking impacting people’s safety and the loss of countryside.

Council officers are recommending the application be approved and seek developer contributions totalling some £215,000 towards education, plus play, sport and green amenities.