145 homes plan
A DEVELOPMENT that will increase the size of a Stockton village by a third has moved a step closer.
Story Homes has submitted a reserved matters application to build 145 houses in Kirklevington, which has been validated by Stockton Council.
Submitted jointly with Teesside firm Jomast, developers say the proposals “would create a sustainable and inte- grated development that would make an important contribution to the housing supply in the area”.
Stockton planners had deferred a decision last July after nearly 300 people objected to the development on farmland south of Pump Lane – but said they were minded to approve the development last month.
The proposal saw campaigners ‘call in’ the decision to the Secretary of State.
But Stockton Council approved the development, after the government decided not to overturn the authority’s decision.
Provision for a village shop, games area, a public car park and public open space is also included. A decision on the application is expected in autumn.
Residents previously raised a number of concerns, including the size of the development, its impact on services and the increase in traffic.
Kirklevington and Castle Leavington Parish Council also objected last year, saying: “Within our parish permission has already been granted for 700 houses, an increase to the parish of more than 100%. To date not one house has been built.”