Take a look inside the new houses on Hartlepool's former Steetley site

This is the first look inside the new homes on the site of the former eyesore Steetley chemical works.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 5:00 am
Show home at Marine Point
Show home at Marine Point

Persimmon Homes has started work on the former Steetley site, off Cemetery Road, where it intends to build 373 new homes.

The show home has now been completed on the site after Persimmon completed a deal to buy two plots of land on the former Britmag works site from owners Starford Holdings.

The show house on the site of the former Steetle works Old Cemetery Road. Picture by FRANK REID

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Housing firm chiefs say Marine Point combines picturesque sea views with a wealth of local attractions on its doorstep.

The development features a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes priced from £99,950.

Hartlepool Borough Council has previously welcomed the work, which it says will complement its regeneration plans for the Headland and wider Hartlepool Vision project.

Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, vice-chairman of Hartlepool council’s Regeneration Services Committee, said previously: “This is excellent news for Hartlepool and will completely transform this large, disused area into an attractive coastal location featuring much-needed homes to suit a range of purchasers including first-time buyers and young families.

The show house on the site of the former Steetle works Old Cemetery Road. Picture by FRANK REID

“The council has been instrumental in ensuring that this site could be developed for housing, and Persimmon’s plans embrace the same exciting ambitions that we have for the wider regeneration of the Headland as part of the Hartlepool Vision.”

Work on the homes began after investigations by the Environment Agency Sirius Remediation, the firm which cleared the former chemical works site, found there was no asbestos buried there.

The Mail launched its Sort Out Steetley campaign in 2007 to secure the site, which was plagued by arsonists and trespassers.

The site had become an eyesore and was dubbed a danger by locals. It was also the scene of a string of arson attacks that had become a drain on taxpayers.