A £100m plan for hundreds of homes and a retirement village have been hailed as a huge boost for the economy.
Plans have been submitted to build up to 780 new homes and a 220 property retirement village at Wynyard Park have been hailed as a huge boost for the North-East economy.
Developer Wynyard Park Ltd says the scheme would bring vital new jobs and substantial investment to the area.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council on land to the north of Lion Court off the A689, and work could begin on site by the middle of next year if permission is granted.
Plans for the new hospital on the site are also forging ahead, with the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust proceeding with procurement.
Wynyard Park Ltd says the principle of developing the site earmarked for the scheme is well established as planning permission already exists for commercial development, and this is being reconsidered to meet government targets and generate much-needed investment in the area.
And it says that as well as boosting the site’s infrastructure, the new masterplan would generate less traffic on surrounding roads, compared against traffic generation from the existing permission – a fact borne out by consultants’ studies.
A major public consultation scheme has also been carried out in relation to the development proposal, where all local residents were invited to view the plans and comment on the proposals.
Bosses say this information has been taken on board and implemented as part of the submission.
See Friday’s Hartlepool Mail for further details.