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Stainsby consultation enters final phase

The final phase of community consultation on a major new housing development in Middlesbrough begins this week.

The Stainsby scheme in west Middlesbrough was allocated for housing in the Local Plan adopted by the Council in 2014.

To ensure the local community is able to play a part in drawing up the masterplan, Middlesbrough Council has held an extended community consultation which runs until December 12. 

This Thursday (November 29), residents and community stakeholders have a chance to see how their input has helped develop the final draft masterplan at a special event. 

Those attending will be able to complete a further consultation questionnaire which will then, along with the draft masterplan, be presented to the Council’s Executive for consideration early in the New Year.

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.

The adoption of a masterplan for Stainsby will enable the Council to control the quality and scale of the housing development.

Cllr Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “An approved masterplan gives the local authority and the community control over what is developed and where, and ensuring developments of the highest possible quality.

“The input of the local community has been key to developing our masterplan, and I would like to thank residents who have taken part in the consultation process. I hope residents take the opportunity to see how the masterplan has come along since Stage 1, and have their say at this final stage.”

  • The final community consultation event takes place at the Acklam Green Centre, Stainsby Road, TS5 4JS on Thursday, November 29 from 2pm to 7pm.