Have a say on land use

RESIDENTS are being urged to give their views on proposed planning guidelines which Hartlepool Council has drawn up for a piece of land which it intends to sell.

The local authority plans to sell the 1.36 hectare southern section of the Tanfield Nursery site adjacent to Stranton Cemetery, off Tanfield Road, for residential development.

The council stresses that the main (northern) part of the Nursery site is not affected.

A draft planning guide for developers has been drawn up by planners to ensure that any future use of the land is in line with the council’s and local residents’ aspirations.

Hartlepool Council is holding four weeks of public consultation from Monday, January 16, to Monday, February 20, to enable people to see the draft guide and comment on it.

Letters inviting people to take part have been sent to residents in the surrounding area.

Helen Williams, the council’s planning officer, said: “It is very important that any residential development of this site is sympathetic to the surrounding area and is in line with residents’ expectations.

“We hope that as many local people as possible will take the time to view our proposed guidelines and give us their views.”

People can view the draft guidelines and leave comments on the council website.

People can also find out more by contacting Helen Williams on (01429) 284308 or emailing Helen.williams@hartlepool.gov.uk