Protect Middlesbrough's Heritage, Conservation Areas & Green Space from Housing Development
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People before profit! Middlesbrough's Heritage, green space, woodland and conservation areas are at risk. These places should be protected and are supposed to be protected...Conservation Areas, Woodland with Tree Protection Orders, Curtilage to Listed Buildings, Local Nature Reserves. MBC plans to build 6,970 new homes on 56% allocated green space as set out in the local plan but there is also the option to build "windfalls" 20 homes or less without declaring these developments in the local plan. As we are a town with very little space and developers prefer greenfield it means the places that should be protected are not. Heritage assets, conservation areas, sports fields, allotments, woodland and nature reserves should remain to enhance the living environment of Middlesbrough residents and to benefit future generations.
Here are some examples of places at risk:
Acklam Hall (Grade I Listed, Conservation Area, Birds on Amber and Red Conservation Lists, Tree Protection Orders, Bat Roosting areas) 56 New homes and a health village under construction
Nunthorpe Hall Farm and Blacksmiths (Curtilage to a Grade II Listed Building) 20 new homes planned
Stainsby Hall Farm and Stainsby Hill Farm (Flood Risk level 1, archaeologically significant, local natural habitat for birds on conservation lists and bats, and green space) 1,125 new homes from 2013-2029
Land South of Guisborough Road (green space including woodland protected by Tree Protection Orders) 250 new homes (2024-2029)
Clairville Common (development is spreading onto the common land)
Nature's World (possibility it will be sold to land bank as housing allocated in SHLAA report)
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