Permission sought for 22 homes

NEW plans to build 22 houses on the site of a former nursing home will be discussed this week.

The Vela Group has applied to Hartlepool Borough Council for permission to build the houses in the town’s Monmouth Grove.

The £1m scheme will be discussed by councillors sitting on Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee this week.

Plans show the development, on a brownfield site owned by the council, would be a mix of two and three-bedroom houses.

If permission is granted the houses would be built by town firm Gus Robinson Developments.

A report to the meeting said: “The application site is a brownfield site having previously been used as a nursing home, of which the buildings have been demolished leaving a cleared site.

“The site is owned by Hartlepool Borough Council.

“The site is situated on Monmouth Grove in the predominantly built up area of the Throston Grange estate which comprises of mainly residential dwellings.”

The application is asking for full planning permission for 22 houses, of which 11 would be offered for ‘affordable rent’ managed by the Vela Group, which includes Tristar Homes and Housing Hartlepool.

The rest would be available for market rent and rent to sale, which gives people who start by renting the opportunity to buy if their circumstances change.

A planning report added: “The proposed houses consist of two and three-bedroom dwellings and will incorporate gardens, landscaping and off street parking.”

Papers show there are plans for 38 parking spaces on the site, which is bound to the north by bungalows in Tenby Walk and to the south by properties in Flint Walk.

It is recommended for approval subject to planning conditions and a legal agreement securing a contribution from the developer of £250 per house towards both off-site play and green infrastructure.

Ahead of the meeting, there has been no letters of objection just one email raising concerns about the future of trees on the site.

The council’s planning committee is due to meet on Wednesday, August 15, at 10am, in the Civic Centre, in Victoria Road.