Homes plans closer

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

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

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