Banks' John Ruddick said the firm has been working on Bowesfield Park for two decades. Credit: via Julian Christopher

Keepmoat seeks Stockton success

A 17-acre plot on the banks of the Tees, within Banks Property’s wider Bowesfield Park, is being lined up for more than 250 homes by the housebuilder.

Having agreed a deal with the regional developer, Keepmoat has now submitted plans for the development to Stockton-on-Tees Council, hoping for a committee date later this year.

Keepmoat Homes is looking to build up to 257 new homes on the previously developed site at Bowesfield Park.

The development would be located near Cygnet Drive and Kingfisher Way, on a site that is allocated for residential development in Stockton’s Local Plan, and would include a mix of property types, including 79 affordable homes.

A number of environmental improvements would also be delivered as part of the project, including the creation of new footpaths and the planting of new hedgerows, shrubs and trees.

Bowesfield Park as a whole is an 86-acre former industrial site remediated by the Banks Group to deliver an integrated, mixed-use scheme blending wildlife habitats and recreational areas with commercial and residential spaces.

It includes a 37-acre wildlife conservation area, as well as 250 existing homes and commercial occupants including Handelsbanken, Lexus
Teesside, Audi, Stoneacre Teesside, nursery chain Kids 1st and digital marketing agency Colewood.

Ian Worgan, regional managing director at Keepmoat North East, said: “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Banks Property to
deliver much needed affordable homes for local residents on Teesside.

“At Keepmoat, we’re committed to providing properties in partnership with key housing associations to boost affordable housing supply.

“Bowesfield Park is also an example of how we’re committed to creating sustainable communities of the future, with all of the homes set to
include PV panels and EV charging points.”

John Ruddick, principal development manager at Banks Property, added: “Bowesfield Park’s proximity to locations such as Stockton, Darlington, Thornaby and Middlesbrough and the massive appeal of its highly valued nature reserve all combine to make it a great place for people to live, work and spend their time.

“Keepmoat’s high-quality proposals will form the final piece of the Bowesfield Park site and we’re excited to be working with them on the
completion of a truly unique development that’s brought so much to the area.

“Having begun work on remediating this brownfield site more than two decades ago and having driven its long-term transformation, we’re proud of the valuable community, commercial and environmental asset that Bowesfield Park has become.”

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