The board of directors of Hartlepool Development Corporation approves the master plan
The plan focuses on accelerating Hartlepool by maximizing the potential of its maritime past, manufacturing present and creative future. Its overall vision is: “Imaginative, creative and ambitious – a 21st century maritime city; a thriving place to live, work, discover and invest.”
It sets out the strategy to drive investment and support its transformation by stimulating private sector investment and growth, creating partnerships to capture opportunities and promoting the area to potential investors.
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This includes gaining 2,000 new jobs; construction of up to 1,300 new homes; Restoration, revitalization and transformation of the city center and renewal of the waterfront to create a maritime economy around the historic marina.
Oakesway Business Park, retail and leisure areas – including Mill House Leisure Center and Middleton Grange Shopping Center – with public areas and community buildings will all be within the corporate boundaries.
According to the master plan, there are three frameworks to enable the overall vision.
Land Use: Hartlepool has distinctive areas and assets throughout the town that offer opportunities for future success. However, more action is needed to make the city function as an “ecosystem” greater than the sum of its parts. A coherent approach will remove impediments to growth and recycle underused assets. It will integrate segmented areas and anchor attractions into a complementary and connected offering.
Open Space: The attractiveness of the city is increased by improving public space, including the creation of green and open spaces. The Open Space Framework will improve the sense of security while allowing better access to green spaces and increasing biodiversity.
Movement: The entire city is challenged by real and perceived barriers. There is a heavy reliance on private cars, which can limit opportunities to enjoy all of the city’s attractions. The Movement Framework sets out our approach to addressing these challenges. This will encourage active and public transport, benefiting the large number of residents living within 15 minutes of the city centre.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Chief Executive said: “We are now moving quickly to a position where we can stop talking and start doing – this ambitious vision shows how we are reshaping the city while capitalizing on the fantastic.” Assets like Northern Studios, BIS, the Marina and others to pay tribute to their past while growing the sectors of the future.
“Just last week we were at the UKREiiF event promoting the Development Corporation to a crowd of potential investors, developers and home builders. While we are early on in our journey, we are not wasting time onboarding people to help develop the local people of Hartlepool that they deserve.”
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