A HOUSING plan for green wedge land in Yarm has been resubmitted but with half the number of properties.

The original proposal was for 735 homes to be build on Yarm School’s playing fields at Green Lane and that was rejected by Stockton Council.

A smaller application for 370 homes has now been submitted on nearby land not owned by the school.

The £3.6m development would create a range of homes and extend the Yarm railway station car park from 45 to 88 spaces.

Yarm School has said it would not benefit from the new proposal and this application by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, representing Theakston Estates, has nothing to do with the school.

The first application was rejected because it was on green wedge land. Campaigners in Yarm say the number of homes planned for the town is unsustainable.