Take a look at Vision for Hartlepool

An impression of how Jacksons Landing could look
An impression of how Jacksons Landing could look

A RADICAL blueprint to revitalise Hartlepool will be publicly unveiled next week.

Businesses, landowners and residents are invited to the launch of the Hartlepool Vision at the Maritime Experience on Wednesday, January 29.

Eight key areas will be part of the campaign to breathe new life and jobs into the town. They are the town centre, Jacksons Landing/Trincomalee Wharf and the marina, Church Street, Seaton Carew, the Headland, Wynyard, the Port and Queens Meadow.

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said Hartlepool needed to build on its successes with a “bold and achievable plan for regenerating the wider area, especially unused sites such as Jacksons Landing and the Trincomalee Wharf.

“Our aim is to create major new retail and leisure facilities, increase the town’s profile as a visitor destination and produce much-needed job opportunities for the town.”

He said the campaign would send out a clear message that Hartlepool “is very much open for business”.

Development director for Jomast Developments Ltd, Adam Hearld, said the firm was fully supportive of the council’s endeavours to masterplan key strategic sites.

He added: “Our Trincomalee Wharf site with adjoining land and property provides an exciting opportunity to create a comprehensive mixed-use scheme, the success of which will undoubtedly be enhanced by a joined-up approach with other important development sites and improved infrastructure in Hartlepool.”

There will be two presentations at the launch on Wednesday, January 29. The first is aimed at the business community, and starts at 11.45am. The event for residents gets under way at 1.30pm.

Anyone wanting to attend should book a place in advance.

Interested businesses should contact Kelli-Marie Webb on (01429) 523508 or email kelli-marie.webb@hartlepool.gov.uk

Residents should contact Claire Wilson on (01429) 284160 or email claire.wilson@hartlepool.gov.uk.