Persimmon's plan for 1,260 homes, medical centre, school and restaurant in Hartlepool

A CGI image from Persimmon showing what the new Hartlepool South West Extension development could look like after plans were approved
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The developer behind proposals for 1,260 new homes in Hartlepool has declared work looks set to go ahead after receiving formal approval from council planners.

An initial hybrid application by housebuilder Persimmon has been approved for the South West Extension development which would see the homes built on land between the A689 and Brierton Lane. The proposals also feature the creation of a local centre including a primary school, medical centre and restaurant alongside the new properties.

A more detailed reserved matters application has now been submitted by the housebuilder for phase one of the development, which if approved will bring forward the construction of 316 homes including bungalows and apartments.

Richard Holland, land and planning director at Persimmon Teesside, said: “With the need for new housing rightly high up the political agenda, we’re delighted to be working on these exciting plans for new homes in Hartlepool. A range of properties will be available for homebuyers set amongst nearly 50 hectares of public open space with excellent pedestrian and cycle links into the town centre.

“We’re looking forward to working with the council, residents and local stakeholders to deliver these plans that will provide around £8million of funding in local infrastructure.” Persimmon bosses added they will be starting on site “as soon as we are allowed”.

Built in five phases, the overall development will provide a range of one-to-five-bedroom homes, with 121 properties being transferred to a local housing association or sold at a reduced market rate. The approved proposals secure full permission for the construction of 144 new homes, and “in principle” outline permission for 1,116 properties and amenities between the A689 and Brierton Lane.

The application, first submitted in 2014, went before Hartlepool Council planning committee in March 2022 where it was approved by councillors, subject to the completion of a legal agreement securing financial contributions from the developer. A council decision notice has now been published confirming this has been completed and the proposals have been approved, subject to a number of standard conditions for a development of its size.

As part of the work Persimmon will contribute over £6million towards education provision and a further £1.2million for improvements to Wolviston services and A689/A1185 junctions. Around £200,000 will go towards local sports facilities with money also to be provided for new play equipment and improvements to existing play areas in the Manor House ward.

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