Decision on the future of Hartlepool’s Tunstall Court hit by delay

Tunstall Court in its current state
Tunstall Court in its current state

A DECISION on the future of a historic town building has hit a delay.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee was expected to meet tomorrow to decide the future of Tunstall Court, in the West Park area.

But Tunstall Court has been removed from the agenda until a later date.

A council spokesman said: “The planning application regarding Tunstall Court has been withdrawn from the agenda for tomorrow’s planning committee meeting at the request of the applicant because the applicant has commissioned a structural survey of the building and the results of that won’t be available in time for the meeting.”

The building has been plagued by vandals and arsonists and owners Ruttle North East want to demolish it to make way for 14 homes.

But conservation bodies, including Hartlepool Civic Society, English Heritage, and The Victorian Society believe the building can be saved.