Extra time to comment on major Hartlepool homes development

Part of the proposed site near the Fens at Claxton.
Part of the proposed site near the Fens at Claxton.

People are being given more time to comment on proposals for a major 1,200-home development on the edge of Hartlepool.

A consultation period for Persimmon Homes’ application on land between the A689 and Brierton Lane has been extended until June 22 after the plans were amended.

The application is currently the subject of further public consultation, which will end on June 22

Hartlepool council spokesman

As well as 1,200 homes, the South West Extension proposal also includes a new primary school, medical centre, shops, pub, play spaces and new roads.

The developer has made a number of changes as a result of talks with Hartlepool Borough Council planning officers.

A spokesman for the council told the Mail: “These changes include, for example, alterations to the layout and housing designs, additional landscaping and the addition of further archaeological information.

“As a result, the application is currently the subject of further public consultation, which will end on June 22, following which the application will be considered by the Planning Committee at a future date.”

The site near the Fens and Brierton communities had previously been earmarked for up to 2,750 homes but was dramatically reduced following highways concerns.

The revised application can be viewed on the council’s website by going to www.hartlepool.gov.uk and click on the link ‘I am looking for a planning application’.

Select the search function and enter the application reference H/2014/0405.