New housing development for former Hartlepool care home site

Gardner House, Brieton Lane, Hartlepool.
Gardner House, Brieton Lane, Hartlepool.

A new housing scheme on the site of a former Hartlepool care home has been given the go-ahead by planning chiefs.

A development of 22 homes has been granted planning permission at Gardner House, in the town’s Brierton Lane.

Those behind the redevelopment say it will provide much needed low cost homes to the area.

The site has been acquired by Hartlepool-based construction firm Gus Robinson Developments on behalf of Derwentside Homes Ltd.

Supporting documentation for the plans stated: “The 22 proposed new houses will be developed by Gus Robinson Developments Ltd on behalf of Derwentside Homes Limited and will make provision for much needed housing in the locality.

“The proposed development offers a great opportunity to redevelop the Gardner House, Brierton Lane site consisting of disused facilities to provide 22 new build three and four bedroom houses to meet local identified requirements within an established and sustainable settlement.

“The site shall comprise some sale and some rent-to-buy properties, which will provide much needed low cost housing for the region.”

The plot is set to comprise of 15 three bedroom semi-detached and terraced homes, and seven four bedroom detached and semi-detached houses.

“This dwelling mix will make for interesting streetscapes within the site,” add the proposals.

Large private gardens and off road parking are also due to be provided.

Full planning permission for the scheme was granted by Hartlepool Borough Council.

It has a three year time limit, and includes a number of conditions, including restricting hours of work to 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.

Gardner House residential care home, which was owned by Community Integrated Care, closed just over two years ago following a fall in residents and £277,000 losses.