Plans in for new homes in Hartlepool

An artist's impression of the new Quarry Farm development
An artist's impression of the new Quarry Farm development
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Hartlepool could be about to get bigger after a developer lodged plans for a new 220-home estate.

Landowner Cecil M Yuill Ltd has applied to get planning permission for the development on land behind Naisberry Park.

Land to the south side of Worsett Lane, overlooking Hartlepool.

Land to the south side of Worsett Lane, overlooking Hartlepool.

It the second phase of the Quarry Farm new housing scheme off Elwick Road where another developer won final approval for 81 homes from Hartlepool Borough Council in October.

The new plans are for 28 acres of land between Worset Lane and Elwick Road.

They were submitted to the council last week and no decision has yet been made.

Some Naisberry Park residents are objecting the development with concerns about traffic and what it could mean for the safety of children playing in the street.

High quality, modern housing with a mix of sizes and tenures will be delivered to meet the needs and aspirations of the local people

Application agents Signet Planning

A document prepared by agents for the proposals, Signet Planning, states: “It is considered that through a comprehensive design process, high quality, modern housing with a mix of sizes and tenures will be delivered to meet the needs and aspirations of the local people.”

The agents say the scheme fits in with local and national planning policies for new housing.

Early designs for the development indicate the creation of around 10 new roads and streets plus areas of open green space.

Signet Planning says it has been designed to take advantage of views over the town.

Land to the south side of Worsett Lane, overlooking Hartlepool.

Land to the south side of Worsett Lane, overlooking Hartlepool.

The main vehicle access is proposed to be off Reedston Road which the developers say is as wide as one of Naisberry Park’s main through roads Cairnston Road.

The application document adds: “The junction assessments carried out as part of this application show that the existing network can accommodate the traffic that will be generated by the development proposals, with no significant increase in queues or delays at the junctions within the study area, which includes junctions along Cairnston Road, Elwick Road, Hart Lane and Wooler Road.”

An emergency access is proposed off Worset Lane.

Areas of green open space on the plans include a large area to the top corner of the site linking to two smaller pockets of land.

One is described as a village green-type focal point around which housing is proposed to face.

The applicants held a public consultation event on Tuesday, November 17, at the Place in the Park cafe in Ward Jackson Park.

They say issues raised by local residents have been taken on board and reflected in the final proposals.

The design statement adds: “It is envisaged that a mix of housing will be provided with one, two and smaller three bedroom properties available for first time buyers, young couples/families and ‘downsizers’, as well as larger three, four and five bedroom properties.

“The mix also includes a range of forms, including detached, semi-detached, short terraces and bungalows.”

Anyone can view the proposed development by asking at Hartlepool Civic Centre during working hours or on the council’s website by searching under the Planning Portal section for application number H/2015/0528.

Comments can be made in writing to the Development Control Manager at the civic centre or by email to developmentcontrol@hartlepool.gov.uk by Friday, January 8.