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Further views sought on Stainsby housing development

The latest phase of community consultation on a major new housing development in Middlesbrough gets under way next week.
The Stainsby scheme in west Middlesbrough was allocated for housing in the Local Plan adopted by the Council in 2014.
The vision for the area is to create a new community on the western fringes of Middlesbrough characterised by neighbourhoods of modern and contemporary family housing within a country park setting.  
Footpaths and cycleways within green corridors will be integrated throughout the development linking individual neighbourhoods and the surrounding residential areas to the country park. 
To ensure that the local community are able to play a part in the preparation of the masterplan, the Council held the first of three consultation events on September 27.  
The first stage of the Stainsby Masterplan consultation sought views on the look and feel of the country park. 
The second stage gets under way on Thursday, October 18 with an event at Acklam Library from 2pm to 7pm, 
Residents and community stakeholders will have a chance to see how their input has helped further develop the masterplan, as well as a second opportunity to ask questions and express views.
Responses to the questionnaire, available at the second event and online until Wednesday, October 31, will be considered by the consultants and a final draft of the Stainsby Masterplan will be presented at Acklam Green Centre on Thursday, November 29 from 2pm to 7pm.
At the final event, members of the community will have the opportunity to view the final draft of the masterplan and to complete a further consultation questionnaire which will then, along with the draft masterplan, be presented to the Council’s Executive for consideration. 
Cllr Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “The input of the local community is already playing a key role in shaping this important development, and next week’s event is another opportunity to shape the masterplan.
“Without an approved masterplan, private developers would have much of the control over the size and scale of the housing development.
“This collaborative approach – as part of the adopted Local Plan – gives the local authority and the community control over what is developed and where, ensuring the developments we deliver are of the highest possible quality.”