Plans for 550 new homes on free school site in Ingleby Barwick are refused

Stockton council

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AN MP has urged Stockton Council to do all it can to fight plans for a major housing development.

James Wharton, Conservative MP for Stockton South, made his comments after Stockton Borough Council's planning committee unanimously rejected plans to build 550 homes in Ingleby Barwick.

Mr Wharton supported an earlier plan to build 350 homes in the area in return for a new ‘free’ school.

But following that successful application, two new housing schemes have been submitted to the authority for the same area around Low Lane.

The first, by Jersey-based Tiviot Investments, for 550 homes was rejected last week following a campaign by Mr Wharton’s rival, Louise Baldock, who will contest the seat for the Labour Party next year and spoke at the planning meeting.

But Tiviot Investments plans to appeal and Mr Wharton said: “Stockton council need to confirm it will do everything it can to fight any appeal, including appointing a high level barrister. If this is just a ploy to let the (Government) Inspector take the decision they will not get away with it.”

Another application, by Prism Planning, to build a further 550 homes nearby will be considered by the authority in the coming weeks.

The issue will be debated at Stockton council’s Full Council meeting to be held at Stockton Tabnernacle on Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm.

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3:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

sineater says...

The government and the opposition know the need for more housing ,can someone tell mr Wharton.
The government and the opposition know the need for more housing ,can someone tell mr Wharton. sineater
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4:01pm Sun 2 Mar 14

magpie7 says...

Just tell em they need to provide 50% affordable homes and they'll soon scuttle off back to Jersey! That's what they do in Hambleton, which is guess what, a Tory borough!
Just tell em they need to provide 50% affordable homes and they'll soon scuttle off back to Jersey! That's what they do in Hambleton, which is guess what, a Tory borough! magpie7
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6:59pm Mon 3 Mar 14

grandmab says...

Make them build on brownfield sites. Will remove eyesores and make them think twice about building homes no one can afford.
Make them build on brownfield sites. Will remove eyesores and make them think twice about building homes no one can afford. grandmab
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