Fresh plans for homes on former Tall Trees nightclub site

A new phase of a leafy housing estate has been revealed on a former nightclub site.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 1:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 1:25 pm

Permission for 330 homes off Green Lane, in Yarm, was granted in 2014 for land where the former Tall Trees nightclub and hotel once sat.

Now more detailed plans have been submitted to Stockton Council aiming to bring 149 of the homes to fruition.

A detailed application for the homes had already been given the thumbs up in 2016 – when Avant Homes, then Bett, lodged its own blueprints for homes on the stretch.

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But fresh plans now show house-builder Yorvik Homes has lined up 35 three, four and five-bedroom homes off Green Lane.

Northallerton-based Broadacres Housing Association has also unveiled its own documents for 114 homes on the stretch west of Yarm.

Planning documents show Broadacres want to build 15 homes for social rent, 15 classed as “affordable rents”, 50 “shared ownership” homes and 35 properties for sale.

Access to the estate would be via the existing road off Green Lane – with developers hailing the 114 homes a “considerate and exciting development”.

A design statement added it would “enhance existing routes and landscape features” and would “preserve a generous amount of open space”.

Documents for Yorvik stated its two storey properties would “blend a variety of dwelling types” – with “strong links” to public transport as well as “safe and secure access” to public open space.

Avant Homes has already sold 90% of its homes on its Tall Trees estate.

Councillors narrowly gave the principal of homes on the land the green light in February 2014.

Stockton Council’s planning committee voted 7-7 for and against the housing development before the then chairman cast the deciding vote.

Discord has been aired by councillors in Yarm about the increase in the number of homes being built in and around the town – and the strain it’s placing on the existing road network.

Councillor Andrew Sherris, independent member for Yarm, said the principle of housing on the land had already been established.

A decision on the bid to alter the existing permission is due to be taken in May.