Green light for 670 Teesside homes
Earmarked for housing in Stockton-on-Tees Council’s local plan since 2019, the 73-acre Summerville Farm is now in the care of Countryside Partnerships North East, which has mapped out an £80m development.
A former Co-op owned site, just off Harrowgate Lane, the major housing scheme will be mixed tenure. Detailed consent has been given for a first phase of 385 homes, and outline planning for a second chunk of 285 residences.
Countryside Partnerships North East, part of Vistry Group, will deliver the project and expe4cts to start work in spring 2024.
In the first phase, 194 homes will be available through open market sale under the Linden Homes brand, with 191 affordable houses, available via a registered housing provider, to be announced at a later date. The second phase of works will also see homes delivered for the private rental sector.
Delivery is being supported by grant funding from CPNE’s strategic partnership with Homes England.
Andrew Rennie, development director said: “We are delighted to receive planning consent for this mixed tenure development, which will not only create homes suited to the varied needs of local people but will deliver them quickly and sustainably – in line with Homes England’s strategic plan.
“Our track record managing largescale housing projects of this kind is well proven and 750 homes have already been delivered at similar schemes near Redcar, at Kirkleatham Green, and in Middlesbrough, at Bracken Grange – the former securing a five-star builder status from the Home Builders Federation.
“We look forward to working with our affordable and private rental delivery partners – to be announced soon – to achieve similar success and quality here at Summerville Farm. Whether people are looking to buy outright, rent privately or access supported housing options – through means such as affordable rent or shared ownership – there will be options and opportunities available.”
The housebuilder is also working with Homes England on the Kirkleatham Green project described by Rennie, with a third phase consented in October.
CPNE is currently active on 12 construction sites around the North East with a gross development value of £440m, working with eight housing associations and seven local authorities.