Planning permission has been granted for the third phase of a housing project that will deliver a further 204 mixed tenure homes on Teesside.
Construction and regeneration specialist, Countryside Partnerships North East, was chosen by Homes England to complete the third phase of the £119 million Kirkleatham Green project, near Redcar, in April this year and submitted a planning application in May. Now approved, the popular development can continue to offer homes that meet the various housing needs of the area, improving both choice and quality for local people.
Work on the third phase is expected to begin in November this year and will include the creation of affordable homes, homes for private rent and homes for open market sale via the Linden Homes brand.
Countryside Partnerships is already working on phase one and two of the project – constructing 375 homes for sale, shared ownership and private and affordable rent – and a specialist residential village of 75 homes, for people with a specific housing need.
Key to securing this latest contract, Countryside Partnerships has risen to Homes England’s challenge to build homes at pace, enabling residents to move in quickly – without compromising on quality. Adopting the same mixed tenure approach to this £44 million third phase will allow this successful model to continue. Development partners to manage the affordable and private sector rental properties will be announced in due course and it is expected the first residents will be able to move into these new third phase homes by Autumn next year.
Dave Brown, Managing Director, Countryside Partnerships North East, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning consent for this third phase, which will enable us to deliver more high quality housing at Kirkleatham Green. Whether people are looking to buy outright, to rent privately or to access supported housing options – through means such as affordable rent, shared ownership or in an extra care setting – there will be options and opportunities available.”
“Our Project Manager at Kirkleatham Green, was recently awarded an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award for the second consecutive year, which is testament to the dedication, consistent performance and diligent approach of the site team, in delivering these high-quality homes in Redcar. We hope to continue this success across the third phase of this development.”
The designs for the homes on this third phase have been created following feedback from phase one customers.
The Home Builders Federation (HBF) also awarded a five-star builder status for the work already completed on the development, following liaison with open market sale and affordable rented customers who have moved into properties completed during phase one of the project.
Countryside Partnerships North East is currently active on 12 construction sites around the North East region with a gross development value of just over £440 million and is working with eight housing associations and seven local authorities.
Projects in and around Teesside include Bracken Grange, a 330 homes mixed tenure scheme in Middlesbrough and the creation of an 83 unit care facility, in Guisborough, for registered provider Housing 21.