Masterplan meeting at Pools

HARTLEPOOL United will open its doors to the public next week for the next chance to discuss “world class” developments planned for the town.

The Mill House Area Action Group (MHAAG) is urging councillors to support the Mill House masterplan, a project aiming to bring new housing, community, business and leisure developments to that part of Hartlepool.

The masterplan includes up to 70 new houses, a new three-storey leisure complex replacing the current Mill House Leisure Centre, new outdoor sport facilities and a new 3,000 seater stand at Victoria Park’s away end, which could include a hotel with rooms overlooking the pitch.

The project could also see council-owned land at Victoria Park, valued at £625,000, transferred to the club for free.

Daniel Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments, the preferred developer, says the development could create £90m of “economic activity” in Hartlepool.

People have the chance to have their say at a meeting on Tuesday night at the Centenary Lounge, Hartlepool United, in Clarence Road from 7pm.

Ahead of the meeting there will also be a tour of the ground and facilities at 6.15pm.

Cameron Brewery, which owns the Mill House pub, Cleveland College of Art and Design and Hartlepool College of Further Education are all involved and representatives are expected to join representatives from the club and developers.

Senior councillors say there is support for proposals but want to see more details on the finances.

Councillors will vote at an extraordinary meeting to be held in the near future.