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Housing plan for Carlin How farmland site

Proposals to build new homes on farmland on Teesside will help keep young people in the area, the developers have said.

Redcar and Cleveland Council has given approved up to 46 properties, some of them affordable, at Low Cragg Hall Farm in Carlin How.

The move comes despite the site being outside the local development area identified by the council.

However, it was also felt there was a need for that type of housing.

Rod Hepplewhite, from Prism Planning, said: "Throughout the development of the proposals we have been in regular discussions with the planning authority.

"While we were conscious that the site is outside the identified development areas, we were also aware that there is a need for this type of housing in Redcar and Cleveland, and specifically within Carlin How.

"To see the committee vote unanimously reinforces the awareness that exists about the real demand there is for this type of development."

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