Executive housing scheme wins Hartlepool councillors' approval

A new housing development of executive homes has gained the backing of Hartlepool councillors.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 2:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 2:26 pm
Several plush housing developments are planned in the vicinity of Wynyard Park.

A scheme, by Redco Ltd for up to 13 plush self-build homes at Wynyard Park, was supported by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Known as The Lyndhurst, it is earmarked for a parcel of agricultural land to the north of the A689.

The new homes are expected to be detached and have four to five bedrooms.

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It is in an area of similar planned developments including a previously-approved Beaumont development for 12 dwellings west and Wellington Gardens to the south.

A design and access statement made on behalf of the applicants said: “Exemplary contemporary design will be encouraged to provide variety and texture.

“The aim will be to avoid the repeat of uniform housing stock so often found on self-build projects.”

Contributions from the developer to Hartlepool are due to include £25,000 towards Key Stage 3 provision at Manor Community Academy, £125,000 to off site affordable housing and around £29,000 to junior play facilities.

Agents for the developer said the scheme would help meet housing targets adding: “These proposals seek to create a natural extension to the existing housing development under construction to the west.”