Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Six Houses Set for Site

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Six Houses Set for Site

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OUTLINE planning consent for a development of six executive homes on land previously earmarked as green wedge in Middlesbrough has been granted.

In the 1990s two applications for housing developments on the site to the west of Netherby House in Ladgate Lane were refused.

But the planning committee was told in a report by planning officers although consent had been refused in the past the policy position had now changed.

It said: "Greater weight should be attributed to Government advice that sustainable development should be treated favourably where a five-year housing supply cannot be demonstrated. "The proposed development would not negatively impact on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers or affect highway network.

"The housing would increase the level of high-quality, large family homes in the town which has been identified as an aim to prevent population decline."

Councillor Brenda Thompson, pictured, chairman of the Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre consultative group, said generally the group supported the application but wanted discussions on certain matters including that any construction traffic should not park in the access road. …

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