COUNCIL chiefs are hailing a new project that is about to start which will give a seaside resort an exciting facelift.
The project run by Hartlepool Borough Council could see the area given a multi-million pound revitalisation including improvements to the promenade, water play areas, new beach chalets and an open-air performance space.
The council is working with construction company Esh Group and starts with the creation of 35 homes adjacent to Seaton Carew Nursery School, where the sports hall and youth centre currently stands.
The money generated from the sale of the homes will then be used to fund the regeneration plan for the seaside resort.
Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of the council’s regeneration services committee, said: “The proposals for Seaton Carew are both innovative and exciting.
“In Esh group we have a highly-respected company that can make these plans a reality.”
The properties will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed homes, as well as bungalows.
They are expected to go on sale towards the end of the year.
The regeneration project includes:
l The creation of an open-air performance and events space;
l Improvements to public spaces, complementing the improvements made to the promenade as part of the new sea defences;
l Water play areas on the seafront;
l Creation of beach chalets.
Seaton Carew is one of the areas featured in the Hartlepool Vision, which was unveiled by the council earlier in the year.
The plans aim to regenerate Hartlepool and lay the foundations for the future prosperity.
Councillor Payne said: “Our aim is to get the best for residents and visitors to Seaton Carew.
“We will create high quality community facilities and will work with these people to achieve this.”
Geoff Woodcock, managing director of Esh Developments, said: “We fully endorse Hartlepool Vision and are delighted to be working with the council.
“It’s very forward thinking to look to develop three separate areas.
“We look forward to playing our part in making the Council’s plans a reality.”