Major plans to build 1,100 homes on outskirts of Hartlepool recommended for approval

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MAJOR plans to build 1,100 new homes on three sites on the outskirts of Hartlepool will be discussed by councillors next week.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee is due to meet to discuss three separate applications close to the A689 at Wynyard.

All three applications are being recommended for approval by senior planning officers at the local authority despite dozens of objections to the plans.

Wynyard Park has submitted two applications, the first is for 200 houses on land north of the A689 at Wynyard Business Park.

That is the re-submitted application, with 400 less homes than the original application, after Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee decision to defer the original application for 603 houses last September.

The new plans include a local centre, office floorspace and a multi-use games area. The houses would be built within the borough of Hartlepool.

A planning report said: “The application has been amended following prolonged discussions regarding highway capacity.

“The current application now seeks outline planning permission for the erection of up to 200 dwellings, a local centre, commercial development and a multi-use games area with associated landscaping and infrastructure works.”

Ahead of the meeting there has been 39 letters of objection, four letters of no objection and four letters of support with concerns centred around traffic congestion, a lack of amenities and noise disruption.

Meanwhile, Wynyard Park has also submitted outline plans for up to 400 homes, a potential primary school, local centre, multi-use games area, playing field and landscaping for a separate development on land north of the A689 at Wynyard Business Park.

They have been submitted to Hartlepool Council because part of the access needed falls on land in the borough, but the actual houses would be built on land in the Stockton Borough.

The report added: “The current application seeks outline planning permission for the erection of up to 400 dwellings, a local centre, a multi-use games area, village green, playing pitch, play facility and a potential primary school.”

Again the plans have attracted letters of objection with 47 being sent into council planners with concerns around the over-development of the site, flooding on the A689 and that the site isn’t sustainable.

There has also been two letters of support for the plans, recommended for approval.

The third application is from Cameron Hall Developments for outline permission for up to 500 houses, a primary school, nursery, retail unit and doctors surgery on land at Wynyard Village.

This is a revised scheme and the number of houses has been reduced by 100.

The site is mainly within the Borough of Stockton but some areas of access fall within the Hartlepool boundary say planning officers and the plans have attracted letters of objection from 22 people with concerns about traffic and congestion, an inadequate infrastructure and noise and traffic pollution.

Councillors are set to meet in the council chamber at the Civic Centre, in Victoria Road, on Tuesday, April 1, at 5pm.