Location: South of Stockton-on-Tees town centre, on the north bank of the River Tees
Local authority: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Postcode of nearby property: TS18 3NB
Size: c40 hectares (c99 acres)
Site status: Active
The riverside site formerly had a foundry on it and the Teesside Development Corporation 1987 to 1998 extracted clay from the site.
• Banks Property gained planning permission on the site to regenerate the area with a mix of family homes, offices, car showrooms, retail, community facilities, recreation and a nature reserve. This important regeneration project has been split into two main phases so far
• Phase one involved the building of around 250 much needed new homes, children’s nursery and office buildings and the large (15 hectares; c37 acres or about 24 football pitches) wildlife reserve
• Phase two will involve the building of around another 250 much needed homes, shop units and community facilities
• Further phases are being worked upon in close conjunction with the local authority, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and a number of landowners
These include the jobs created by the construction of the homes and offices and the nature reserve. Over 5,000 people work in the neighbouring area so there is a potential to create a really vibrant area to live, visit and work in.
These include the creation of open spaces with riverside views for visitors and residents.
Visitors, including the general public, employees and residents are able to visit the award winning nature reserve on the site, which is looked after by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, using walkways and interpretation boards. The wildlife theme blends with the built development through water features and sensitive and extensive planting throughout.