Final approval for 81 homes on Hartlepool farm land

Quarry Farm, off Elwick Road, Hartlepool.
Quarry Farm, off Elwick Road, Hartlepool.

The final details for a new 81-home housing development on the edge of Hartlepool have been approved.

Permission for several outstanding features of the Quarry Farm development, behind Naisberry Park, off Elwick Road, has been granted by Hartlepool Borough Council.

Permission was originally refused by the council but the developers overturned the decision on appeal earlier this year.

And the Park Residents’ Association, which previously opposed the development, praised the developers for working with it to make changes to the design.

Emma Moon, speaking on behalf of the developers, said the estate will provide modern family homes that are sympathetically designed for the area.

They will be a mix of three and four-bed detached houses and four detached dormer bungalows.

Permission relating to footpaths, road and housing layout, appearance, landscaping, and scale of the development was approved by the council’s planning committee.

Liz Carroll, of the Park Residents’ Association, said: “Effectively, collaboration between the Park Resident’ Association has resulted in an application that satisfactorily addresses all the concerns raised by members.”

Other residents still raised concerns about increased traffic in Elwick Road, drainage and building on green belt land.

Councillor Brenda Loynes, said given the council lost the appeal process, she was bound to support the application for the outstanding matters.

Coun Loynes added the final scheme was “a well thought out development”.