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New homes in 30m transformation
Parkfield in Stockton
Old homes in Parkfield will make way for new ones
The 30m transformation of a Teesside town which will involve building 400 homes begins next week.

Stockton Borough Council's masterplan for the town's Parkfield area also involves giving facelifts to hundreds of existing homes.

During phase one, 186 homes will be bulldozed and 114 new ones built in Yarm Road and Oxbridge Lane.

The houses will be built over 15 years by the council, Dunlem Castle Homes and Tees Valley Housing Group.

Ranging from apartments to four-bedroom homes, they will replace terraced homes for which there is no demand.

'Poor quality'

The majority of the new properties would be for private sale, with some for rent and others offered on a shared equity basis.

This would allow existing Parkfield residents to buy their own homes at an affordable price.

Councillor Bob Cook, Stockton Council's cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said: "This is the start of the long term regeneration of Parkfield and Mill Lane.

"Poor quality housing, for which there is little or no demand, will be replaced and there will be other opportunities for new investment along with improvements to properties adjacent to development areas."




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