Plans for £150m homes site

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HUNDREDS of new homes could be on the way after developers submitted £150m plans for an executive housing estate.

Cameron Hall Developments say the major plans will see 650 executive homes built plus a raft of community facilities at Wynyard Village, off the A689 on the outskirts of Hartlepool.

The aim of the housing development is to finalise the original vision of Wynyard Village by millionaire developer Sir John Hall, former owner of Newcastle United and creator of the Metro Centre, in Gateshead.

Sir John also restored his family-home Wynyard Hall, at the centre of Wynyard Village, to its former glory since buying it in 1987.

As well as hundreds of new homes, the extension of Wynyard Village will also include a community centre, doctors’ surgery, retail units, a primary school, cycle paths, walkways and community playing fields including a children’s play park.

Developers say the planning application, which was submitted to Stockton Borough Council by Cameron Hall Developments in February, is one of the largest schemes of its kind in the region.

Chief executive Paul Mackings said: “Cameron Hall Developments are delighted to finalise the original sustainable vision for Wynyard Village laid down more than 20 years ago by Sir John Hall.

“The village neighbourhood provides a unique secure environment in which to live. However the new extension scheme will create a much-needed residential resource to support not only employees from the new hospital, doctors surgery, school and retail units but will be assisting in the future supply of housing for the residents of Stockton borough.”

A design and access statement submitted to the council’s planning department said: “The existing Wynyard Village is a successful executive housing development, developed over the preceding 25 years, and includes a mixture of residential and community-based uses, all within a contained site.

“Wynyard Village sits in the context of Wynyard Hall and its associated registered parkland to provide the finest combination of heritage and executive housing in the North East of England.

“The site occupies approximately 85 hectares to the western and southern edge of the existing Wynyard Village residential developments, bounded to the west by the Castle Eden walkway, to the south by the registered parkland of Wynyard Hall and to the east by existing executive housing.”