November 29, 2016 | Community News
A planning application for a proposed new residential development in a Tees Valley village has been submitted to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council for review.
In September, North East employer Banks Property announced plans for a new housing scheme on a 5.65 hectare site to the South West of the village of Kirklevington near Stockton-on-Tees.
Since then, a range of consultation work has been carried out across the community, with comments provided by local people, groups and businesses being used in the development of the plan that will now be judged by the Council’s planning committee next year, including around how the development can be a catalyst towards addressing local priorities for community improvements.
The scheme will include around 90 properties, including family homes and areas of informal green space, and is being designed to bring a range of economic, employment, environmental, supply chain and social benefits to the area, as well as to contribute towards its affordable housing needs.
Chris Kelsey, communication manager at The Banks Group, says: “We’re pleased to have been able to talk to so many local people about our ideas for this development, and the feedback and ideas that we have gathered have been very useful to our design team in finalising the planning application.
“We believe we have created a well thought-out plan that would be in keeping with the local surroundings and located in an area which is wholly suitable for this sort of development, and we hope the Council’s planning committee will be minded to agree with us.
“Staying in or moving to the places in which people want to live should be an option for everyone, and increasing the supply of quality homes across our region through developments such as this will contribute to making this a realistic goal.
“Our Kirklevington scheme would be a high-quality development that would help to address this issue within the borough of Stockton, and we are looking forward to making what we believe to be a strong case for its approval.”
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