475 new homes planned for Hartlepool - High Tunstall development would feature 'high-quality' houses and new open spaces
Hundreds of new houses are being planned for Hartlepool – complete with a new green, footpaths and cycle links.
Hartlepool-based Cecil M Yuill has applied for outline planning permission to build 475 houses to the west of Hartlepool as part of the Quarry Farm development.
And Edward Yuill, Managing Director of the firm, said one of the aims was to help keep skilled people in the town by providing high quality housing close to the centre of the town.
"This development will enable us to continue to be part of the regeneration of Hartlepool by providing high-quality private homes and affordable housing that meet the aspirations of local people and help to retain the highly skilled population who may be tempted to move away should such new homes not become
available close to the centre of Hartlepool.”
The planned housing is north of the land at High Tunstall which was granted outline consent in 2018.
It will form the third phase of the Quarry Farm development which has already seen 81 new homes built and sold in Phase 1 by Bellway Homes.
Barratt David Wilson Homes starting construction of 220 homes at their Elwick Gardens development as part of Phase 2.
Yuill’s have described the latest housing development as a ‘landscape-led design approach’.
The Naisberry Quarry Local Wildlife Site would be preserved and there would also be a new ‘linear green’ running right through the site to link Elwick Road to the south with Worset Lane to the north.
Extensive footpaths and cycle links are included in the plans, as well as extensive tree planting.
Mr Yuill said: We are delighted to be submitting an outline application, following public consultation, for this third phase of development at Quarry Farm.
"We have always had very keen interest from major housebuilder in our land at Quarry Farm who see it as an opportunity to create a high quality development
attractive to the market.”
He added: “Equally important to me, as someone who is extremely proud of my family’s long history in Hartlepool, is to ensure that the town as a whole reaps the benefit of the development.
"As with Phases 1 and 2, we will always strive to honour the obligations required by adopted planning policy.
"With Phase 2, aside from the financial benefits to be accrued through Council tax and the £2.64million towards the construction of the grade separated junction and Elwick bypass, an additional £741,000 is to be provided towards the build of sports pitches, education, ecology and the provision of much needed on-site affordable housing.”
Mr Yuill said: “We are very proud of our record of delivering housing for the town of Hartlepool and, in accordance with the local plan and financial policies within and subject to planning, we hope this will continue with serious developer interest already in Phase 3.”
The outline planning application for the scheme was submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council on October 23.
It will be open to public view after the application’s validation by officers.