The population of Middlesbrough is growing all the time and this can only mean one thing. More houses, more houses and more houses!! This will attract new people to our town and also ensure natives don’t move out for other jobs/housing.
The brochure entitled ‘Middlesbrough – Housing Growth’, presented at the Riverside Stadium lists 59 housing sites. Some of these new sites are under construction and others have received their planning permission.
Let’s have a look where some of them are located:
- Gresham – The streets behind Borough Road have been highlighted for development. Also some by Union Street down to Waverley Street. Middlesbrough Council previously have announced its masterplan for the area, working with Teesside University on a ‘student village’.
- Middlesbrough warehousing close to the A66 at the rear of North Ormesby .
- Land in Whinney Banks – now known as Acklam Gardens. It shows land close to the A19 which is allocated for housing.
- Grove Hill – The plan identifies the parcel of land off Bishopton Road, where Thirteen have already been given permission to build 92 affordable homes. It also shows a large piece of land allocated for development where houses were demolished on The Vale, Ashfield Avenue and the intertwining roads.
- Liberty’s pub – The Longlands pub, which has been derelict for years, has been allocated as a development site.
- Whitestone Weavers – The site around the Longlands carpet shop is allocated for development.
- The site at 87 to 97 St Barnabas Road in Linthorpe, which has current planning permission.
- Westbourne Grove in North Ormesby is listed as a site with current planning permission.
- Urban Pioneers at Middlehaven – Some houses have already been built as part of this scheme, near Middlesbrough College, and planning permission is in place for more.