A SPECIAL meeting will be held next week to discuss a proposed large scale housing development.

Persimmon and Hartlepool Council have organised a pre-application developer forum to give councillors the chance to have their say on a scheme near to the Fens and Owton Manor areas.

Other interested parties also invited to the meeting include the parish council and Environment Agency so they are able to seek clarification on any points or raise issues.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the proceedings but are unable to ask questions.

Chris Pipe, Hartlepool Council’s planning services manager, said: “It must be emphasised that this is not an opportunity for people to object to the proposal; it’s an opportunity for councillors and interested parties to seek clarification or raise planning issues which should be considered by the developer in any formal planning submission.”

The event will take place in the Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 19 starting at 9am.

Any interested party wishing to participate in the Forum should contact Gill Scanlon at Hartlepool Council on 01429-523741 or email developmentcontrol@hartlepool.gov.uk