Work has begun on a new 80-home housing development in Hartlepool called Elwick Grove.
The Bellway scheme is taking place off Elwick Road on the outskirts of town where empty fields are being turned into housing.
A select development... designed to appeal to a variety of potential purchasers, including families and commutersBellway Homes
The new homes will go on sale from as early as this summer with the first showhome due to be completed near Christmas.
Work has started in earnest after final approval for the scheme was granted by Hartlepool Borough Council last October.
A total of 81 properties will be built on the land behind Naisberry Park with the majority being four-bed detached houses.
There will also be four three-bed detached homes and four four-bed bungalows.
Bellway said: “Elwick Grove is a select development of new homes in Hartlepool, designed to appeal to a variety of potential purchasers, including families and commuters.
“The product mix of three and four-bedroom detached houses incorporates a quality specification, with contemporary design features, such as open-plan living spaces and integrated appliances.
“All properties have front and rear gardens and all come with garages.”
Permission for the development was originally refused by the council but the developer managed to overturn the decision on appeal last year.
Councillors supported a final application relating to the development’s design and layout.
At the planning meeting Emma Moon, speaking on behalf of the developers, said the estate will provide modern family homes that are sympathetically designed for the area.
The Park Residents’ Association, which had previously objected to the development, spoke in favour of it and said they had addressed residents’ concerns by working together.
Plans are also in the pipeline for 220 new homes on land next to the Elwick Grove scheme between Elwick Road and Worset Lane.
An application has been lodged by Landowner Cecil M Yuill Ltd.