Robertson Homes secures Wynyard consent
The housebuilder has the green light to deliver 143 homes west of Wynyard village and south of the A689.
Hartlepool Council’s planning committee has now approved the project, which is to be delivered on what is currently a 27.7-acre undeveloped plot made up of arable land.
The professional team on the project includes Pod, One-Environments, Coast, NJD, Elliott Consultancy, OS Ecology and Bryan G Hall.
As outlined in the planning officer’s report, the site would be accessed via Stoney Wood Drive, which provides access to the Dere Street Homes and Cameron Hall developments to the east and south respectively.
The site is bound to the north by the A689 beyond which is the wider Wynyard Park, to the west by the Castle Eden Walkway, and to the south and east by housing.
Robertson’s plans are for four-, five- and six-bedroom homes throughout the scheme, with a contribution made to offsite provision of affordable housing.
The planning officer’s report for committee suggested that this contribution be £1.37m with further contributions to education and health through the Section 106 agreement.
Approval had been recommended.
Hartlepool and Stockton councils adopted the Wynyard Masterplan in November 2019 and it remains a material consideration: although most of the Robertson site is within the masterplan area, part of it falls within the ‘green wedge’.
The Robertson proposals attracted 76 objections along with that of Wynyard Parish Council, while Stockton-on-Tees Council’s highways and transport manager also registered concerns.
Jomast and Cameron Hall Developments have this year lodged plans for the final 800-home tranche of housing at Wynyard Village itself, while a whole host of housebuilders are at various stages of delivery in the area.