Homes plans closer
PLANS for a major housing scheme at Nunthorpe have come a step closer after developer Bellway bought the land.
But the sale marks another nail in the coffin for hopes of an East Middlesbrough bypass, which would have gone through the 19-acre site.
GVA, acting on behalf of Redcar and Cleveland Council, says it has successfully negotiated the sale of a “prime residential development opportunity” at Swans Corner, Nunthorpe.
David Craig, senior surveyor in the Land and Development team at GVA, said: “Bellway has acquired one of the most prestigious and unique development opportunities within the region and the net land values achieved very much reflect the desirability of the location.
“The scheme will deliver 128 highend family houses in a highly soughtafter and sustainable location.”
The amount the developer paid for the land has not been disclosed.
Bellway originally planned 140 homes and held a public consultation and exhibition in Nunthorpe last year.
But the scheme also attracted objections - not just from bypass campaigners, but from residents fearing overdevelopment and traffic problems.
Last September, Bellway secured planning permission for 128 homes after a narrow planning committee decision.
At that meeting the agent for Bellway, Martyn Earle, said there was a “plethora” of reasons why the site stood out as a good development opportunity.
The 19-acre site at Swans Corner, Nunthorpe