Hartlepool residents’ group opposed to plans for 1,260 homes

CHANGING LANDSCAPE: Land at Claxton near Fens intended to form part of the South West Extension
CHANGING LANDSCAPE: Land at Claxton near Fens intended to form part of the South West Extension
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RESIDENTS have objected to a proposed major new development on their doorstep in Hartlepool.

Plans have been submitted for a huge new community that includes more than 1,000 homes and a host of community facilities including a new school and health centre.

The Fens Residents’ Association is objecting to the proposals for the South West Extension by Persimmon Homes.

It says many residents have already sent in their comments to Hartlepool Borough Council. But it is urging more to do so before Thursday, December 11.

A spokesman for the association said: “Many residents have already sent in their views. However, it is imperative that more opinions are contributed.

“Decision makers must be left in no doubt that residents are aware that a South West Extension will only serve to further damage Hartlepool’s fragile housing market, exacerbate traffic problems, create more flood risk, and damage the environment and wildlife habitat.”

The site near the Brierton and Fens area had previously been earmarked in the Hartlepool Local Plan for up to 2,750 homes in the council’s Local Plan town blueprint.

The developers say the new scheme will help to meet Hartlepool’s future housing need.

You can comment by writing to Development Control, Civic Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY or email to developmentcontrol@hartlepool.gov.uk.

People can also comment online by logging on to www.hartlepool.gov.uk then search for the reference H/2014/0405 in the Major Developments section.