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Nunthorpe Vision

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We set up a new group called Nunthorpe Vision to try and understand Nunthorpe residents' concerns about development plans in the area. This group has allowed us to work closely with councillors, local groups, and local people to identify a number of issues. These have included concerns about:

  • proposals to build between 350 and 400 houses on Nunthorpe Grange
  • traffic, infrastructure, and loss of green space
  • more plots of land being allocated for housing in the future

The council and the Nunthorpe Parish Council carried out a consultation about the future of the area, to make sure local people were aware of the current plans for Nunthorpe.

After taking all of the feedback on board, we're setting out a series of commitments to the people of Nunthorpe. We know they will not fix every issue, or keep everyone happy about everything, but we hope they show that we're determined to give people in Nunthorpe a much better deal.

The Nunthorpe commitments give a baseline for future development. They show our commitment to working with the community, allowing them to influence the overall vision for the area.

The commitments include protecting green spaces from development in the future, providing amenities for the local area, and strengthen the relationship between local people and the council.

The commitments

  1. Housebuilding on Nunthorpe Grange will be limited to a maximum of 250 houses.
  2. A proportion of the housing at Nunthorpe Grange will be bungalows.
  3. Prohibit the commencement of house-building on the council-owned land at Nunthorpe Grange until a Nunthorpe Infrastructure Plan is in place.
  4. Prohibit access to new housing at Nunthorpe Grange from either Guisborough Road or Stokesley Road.
  5. Prohibit all future sales of council-owned greenfield land for housing development in Nunthorpe Parish, beyond those already in the Local Plan.
  6. Ensure that all planning applications to develop privately-owned land in Nunthorpe Parish are robustly challenged.
  7. Identify and transfer land to the Nunthorpe community for a community building; and fund a revised road access for a community centre / medical centre.
  8. Provide funding for construction of a community centre, with an application for planning permission submitted no later than December 2021.
  9. Implement appropriate designation of land to ensure long-term protection of green spaces and wildlife, and establishment of a no-housebuilding zone south of the A1043 bypass.
  10. Jointly explore potential land exchanges within Nunthorpe Grange to facilitate improved community access / enjoyment.
  11. Confirm that the provision of space for sport will be retained at the current level, or, if possible, enhanced.
  12. Ensure the active prior participation by Nunthorpe Parish Council in the identification / confirmation of projects potentially relevant to all Section 106 negotiations, decisions, and renegotiations.
  13. Maintain an open and transparent 'Section 106 account', showing past, current, and future payments, and/or their intended expenditure.
  14. Contribute to the Nunthorpe community at least 3% of funding obtained by Middlesbrough Council from the sale of council-owned land in the area for housing development, where such sales have already been authorised in the Local Plan, and the asset sale achieves near, or above, the target sale value.
  15. Establish and fund a 'baseline study' of Nunthorpe.
  16. Consult the Nunthorpe Vision Group about the redevelopment of the Nunthorpe Grange Masterplan.
  17. Establish a Nunthorpe Infrastructure Planning Board.
  18. Facilitate establishment of a Nunthorpe Neighbourhood Plan, which will incorporate these commitments and embed them in the Neighbourhood Plan consultative process.
  19. Establish a mechanism for Nunthorpe Parish Council to monitor implementation of the undertakings outlined above, and to ensure delivery.

Latest updates

  • Commitment 2: we've produced a briefing paper on the pros and cons of building bungalows (PDF)
  • Commitment 3: more information in the Nunthorpe Infrastructure Group section
  • Commitment 8: more information in the Nunthorpe Community Centre Group section
  • Commitment 9: more information in the Nunthorpe Infrastructure Group section
  • Commitment 10: after discussions with developers, we're unable to meet this commitment, so Nunthorpe Vision will now focus on meeting Commitment 4 in discussions with developers
  • Commitment 17: a board has been established - there's more information in the Nunthorpe Infrastructure section

Purpose

A partnership which will oversee the creation and implementation of the Nunthorpe Infrastructure Plan (commitment 17 of the Nunthorpe Nineteen Commitments).

Objective

The group will look to create and implement a Nunthorpe Infrastructure Plan. The plan will cover major infrastructure, including improvements to public transport, roads, footpaths, cycleways, bridleways, parks, and playing fields.

Membership

The Infrastructure Group will be formed by a sub-group of members from the Nunthorpe Vision Group.

Core members include:

  • Nunthorpe Parish Council Chair
  • Nunthorpe Community Council Chair
  • Middlesbrough Council officers as needed for agenda items
  • subject specialists, invited by the Chairs of Nunthorpe Parish Council/Nunthorpe Community Council, as needed for agenda items

Optional members include:

  • Mayor of Middlesbrough
  • Executive Member for Regeneration
  • Member of Parliament
  • ward Councillors
  • 1 additional Nunthorpe Parish Council member
  • 1 additional Nunthorpe Community Council member
  • Nunthorpe and Marton Playing Field Association
  • Nunthorpe Institute
  • OurGreenWays
  • Nunthorpe Medical Centre
  • Nunthorpe school academies
  • subject specialists

Schedule of meetings

View the Nunthorpe groups meeting timetable (PDF)

Getting your views heard

If you want to suggest any topics for the group to discuss, please speak to one of the community groups listed above.

Purpose

A task and finish partnership to oversee the development of a new community centre in Nunthorpe, as stated in the Nunthorpe Nineteen Commitments. 'Task and finish' means a group set up to complete a specific task.

Objective

The group will oversee the design of a new, sustainable community centre to meet the needs of the Nunthorpe community, and establish long-term management arrangements for the centre.

Membership

The Infrastructure Group will be formed by a sub-group of members from the Nunthorpe Vision Group.

Members will include:

  • Nunthorpe Parish Council Chair
  • Nunthorpe Community Council Chair
  • ward Councillors
  • Nunthorpe and Marton Playing Field Association
  • Nunthorpe Institute
  • Nunthorpe school academies
  • OurGreenWays
  • Middlesbrough Council officers as needed for agenda items
  • subject specialists, invited by the Chairs of Nunthorpe Parish Council/Nunthorpe Community Council, as needed for agenda items

Schedule of meetings

View the Nunthorpe groups meeting timetable (PDF)

Getting your views heard

If you want to suggest any topics for the group to discuss, please speak to one of the community groups listed above.

We've developed an interactive plan to provide the community with updates of the progress made by the Nunthorpe Vision group. The plan will also show current plans for the area, including housing developments, infrastructure improvements, green space provision, and community facilities. View the Nunthorpe Vision interactive plan.

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