Plans have been approved for 67 new homes at one of the sites earmarked for large housing growth on Teesside.

Proposals were submitted last year to Hartlepool Borough Council for 67 three, four and five bedroom properties to be built on land at Wynyard Park North, off the A689 Hartlepool Road.

The main access to the homes will be off a new roundabout giving access to both Wellington Gardens and the new homes.

A report from council director of regeneration and neighbourhoods Denise McGuckin confirmed the plans have now been approved, subject to several agreements being carried out.

The Northern Echo: The area of land at Wynyard Park allocated for the 67 home development, HartlepoolThe area of land at Wynyard Park allocated for the 67 home development, Hartlepool

She said: “In principle the development of the site for residential purposes is broadly acceptable in terms of land allocation within the Hartlepool Local Plan and Wynyard Masterplan.

“The proposed development would secure the majority of the obligations identified by the council’s planning policy team in line with the infrastructure requirements to make Wynyard a sustainable community.”

A Design and Access Statement on behalf of applicant Duchy Homes previously stated the plans would benefit the area.

It said: “The design proposal for the development site directly addresses the aims and aspirations of both client and local authority requirements.

“We very much feel that the proposed mix of house types achieves an appropriate balance, with each dwelling having their own private garden space to the rear of properties.

“The site supports the development of the land with an appropriate density to help support local services and to ensure the efficient use of land .”

The development will include 227 parking spaces, including at least two for each house, and three visitor parking bays.

The 67 homes will include 11 three bed homes, 31 four bed properties and 25 five bed homes

The approval of the plans is subject to a large amount of financial contributions from the developer towards infrastructure in the area, including almost £250,000 towards highway mitigation, £198,209 towards primary education and £129,456 towards secondary education.

It also features £296,195 towards affordable housing, £66,464 for cycle routes and £16,750 towards Castle Eden walkways.

The plans are also subject to further applications being submitted covering plans for green space, play facilities, a public right of way, and more.

The application site is currently agricultural land and forms part of the wider Wynyard housing development.

As part of the 2018 Hartlepool Local Plan, Wynyard is allocated to deliver approximately 732 homes in the borough, with more homes on the Stockton side of the development.

A Wynyard Masterplan was also endorsed earlier this year to shape the development of the area.