The Executive Director for Growth and Place submitted a report which sought approval to publicly consult on the draft development guidance for the redevelopment of land north of Marton Avenue, for residential use (attached to the report as an appendix).
The report stated that in accordance with the Councils Housing Local Plan policy H20 - Prissick, a draft development guidance document had been prepared for the redevelopment of land north of Marton Avenue (see Appendix 1 of the report). The draft development guidance provided guidelines on the key layout principles, type of housing and quality of development that the Council would be seeking in the development of this site.
The land north of Marton Avenue site was located off Ladgate Lane (B1380) situated at the northern end of Marton Avenue, which had been allocated in the Housing Local Plan, for residential use. The allocated site is Council-owned, measures 2.14 hectares (ha) and currently vacant.
The report outlined that there was a possibility that an additional 0.76ha of (unallocated) land to the west of the allocated site can be incorporated into the overall development area, providing a total net site area of 2.9ha. Development here therefore represents a departure to the adopted Local Plan. Subject to the adoption of this guidance the intention would be to secure outline planning permission for the whole of the site prior to taking any of it to the market.
The surrounding area was a mix of residential development and open space. The site formed part of an area known locally as Prissick, which contained the new Middlesbrough Sports Village and a number of recently developed residential sites (e.g. Scholars Rise, and Ladgate Park).
The report considered the following areas, further details of which were outlined in the report:
Building density and design requirement
During the meeting, the officers advised that the Ward Councillors had been notified of the report, however would be briefed in detail prior to public consultation.
That the Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Regeneration approves, for public consultation, the draft development guidance regarding the redevelopment of land north of Marton Avenue for residential use.
That the authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Growth and Place, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Regeneration, to approve the guidance following the consultation, subject to there being only minor changes made to the draft guidance.
The decisions were supported by the following reason:
To ensure that the development brief is a material planning consideration in the determination of planning applications for the development of the site.