Another 600 homes planned for Wynyard Park, near Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: An aerial view of Wynyard Park An aerial view of Wynyard Park

MORE details have been released about a large scale housing development north of Stockton.

A £100m plan to build 1,000 homes at Wynyard, half way between Stockton and Hartlepool, were submitted to Stockton Borough Council last year.

Now another application to build 600 more homes has been handed in to Hartlepool Borough Council.

Eventually the developers, Wynyard Park Ltd, want to build a primary school for 370 pupils, retirement village, a village hall, shop and pub in the area.

A third plan, to build 168 new homes on the site was submitted to Hartlepool council last year.

In its latest application, Wynyard Park Ltd has requested a change in use to residential to complement its existing business permissions on site.

Currently more than 65 businesses and 1,650 people lives on the 700-acre site. Wynyard Park Ltd say the extra homes costing £155m to build would generate an extra £1.5m of council tax revenue for Hartlepool council.

Chris Musgrave, chief executive of Wynyard Park Ltd, said: “We are keen to build on this success and further develop the site so we can continue to attract major businesses and investment to the park.”

There has been no time for objections to be submitted to Hartlepool council. However concerns from members of the public and Grindon Parish Council about traffic problems on the A689 and A19 have been raised with Stockton council.

However in a press release Wynyard Park Ltd has pointed to proposed improvements to both the A689 and A19 and said infrastructure would be put in place.

Other proposals for the Wynyard site include a £300m new hospital planned for 2017 which would involve the controversial closure of both Hartlepool and North Tees hospitals.

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