Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

80 Homes and Store Set to Be Approved an How Could

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

80 Homes and Store Set to Be Approved an How Could

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Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley

PLANS to build a supermarket and 80 new homes on the site of a former school in Stockton are set to be approved.

Developers are planning a Lidl on the corner of Junction Road and Blakeston Lane in Norton along with 80 homes. The site is part of the former Blakeston School, which contained most of the school buildings and parking.

The new store will be the third Lidl store to open in Stockton borough, adding to the retailer's existing store in Thornaby and the recently opened Yarm Road outlet.

The budget chain closed its Wellington Square store in Stockton town centre this month.

A report by planning officers, to be considered by Stockton Council's planning committee next Wednesday, recommends the plans are approved.

It states that the housing development should deliver 15% of affordable housing and no more than 80 homes should be built.

It adds that "the arrangements for the transfer of the affordable housing to an affordable housing provider or to ensure that the affordable housing is affordable to both first and subsequent occupants" must be adhered to. …

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