17 May - Consultation on former Netherfield House site
The public are being asked for their views on future development on the site of a former nursing home
The public are being asked for their views on future development on the site of a former nursing home.
The aim is provide guidance for potential developers on the sort of housing which will be acceptable to local residents and which will fit in with the town's development framework.
As part of the cuts to its budget, Middlesbrough Council is disposing of a number of assets, with the site of the former Netherfield House nursing home due to be put up for sale shortly.
Views are now being sought from all interested parties on the 0.55 hectare site in a well-established residential area on Fulbeck Road in Netherfields.
The site, which is currently vacant, is near Cargo Fleet Lane, one of Middlesbrough's main public transport corridors.
Developers are advised that under the town's existing Development Plan Document, the site is earmarked for up to 30 high quality units, including an element of affordable housing.
Councillor Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: "The focus of regeneration across Middlesbrough is to re-balance our housing stock and reverse the decline in the town's population.
"To do that we need new high-quality family housing which will have a positive impact on the surrounding area.
"Sites like this are an important part of that process, but it's vital that we get the right kind of development for the area and for the town as a whole.
"That's why it's essential that people's views are taken into account and form part of the guidance we give to potential developers."
The consultation period runs until Monday, June 4.
Copies of the development guidance note and representation forms are available on the or from the Urban Regeneration Team on 01642 729114.
Copies will also available at Netherfield Community Centre, where a member of the regeneration team will be in attendance on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11.30am during the consultation period.