RESIDENTS who live in an area of Hartlepool are invited to a meeting tomorrow to discuss landscaping options.

About 1,000 new homes have been built on the Middle Warren estate and the Hartlepool Borough Council is working with a property developer on the scheme.

A spokesman for Middle Warren Action Group said: "When the original plans for our estate were drawn up, provision was made for formal sports pitches within the development of the green wedge which runs through the middle of the estate.

"Since that time, Grayfields Recreation Ground, which is just across the road from our estate, has been identified for major upgrading. This has led to a rethink of our estate's development.

"A project team, consisting of members from the council, Bellway Homes, Persimmon Homes, Shelter Woodland and our own residents' group has been involved with drawing up an alternative option.

"This option is one of informal walkways, woodland planting, a football kick-about area, and a re- routing of the beck away from residents' homes where there is a risk of erosion.

"The public meeting is open to all residents of Middle Warren. There will be a presentation by Hartlepool Council, and a chance for residents to raise any concerns they may have with respect to the development of the green wedge."

The meeting takes place at St Mary Magdalene Church, Hart Village, at 7pm.