Nunthorpe Grange: Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting

What: Extraordinary Meeting of Nunthorpe Parish Council regarding Nunthorpe Grange

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7pm

Where: The school hall at The Avenue Primary School, The Avenue, Nunthorpe

Our view: As part of Middlesbrough Council’s Local Plan for 2014, the land between Guisborough Road, Stokesley Road and the bypass was earmarked for development into another major housing estate.

We at Nunthorpe Parish Council feel this will bring years of building site misery to the current residents of this area and meaning further loss of open green space.

It was a development that many Nunthorpe residents made clear to the council that it didn’t want. Now is the time to influence the type of development this will eventually become.

There are many things to consider.

In addition to the dozens of additional cars, this development will add to the already overloaded road infrastructure of Dixons Bank and Marton Road as well as to the roads through Nunthorpe.

Middlesbrough Council is making no plans for additional vital services for the area – schools, community centres, shops, doctors or dentist provision.

The draft Master Plan for Nunthorpe Grange – as it is to be known – is out to public consultation until August 31.

Nunthorpe Parish Council invites you along to this extraordinary  meeting to debate this issue with us and then to make your views known to Middlesbrough Council at their Planning Portal on the website consult.middlesbrough.gov.uk/portal, by e-mail to planningpolicy@middlesbrough.gov.uk or by post to Planning Policy, Middlesbrough Council, PO Box 504, First Floor, Civic Centre, TS1 9FY.

Please work with us to stop Nunthorpe being used yet again for housing with no benefits returned to the community.

Additional Parish Councillors

The Parish Council is looking for additional residents of Nunthorpe who are willing to give some of their time and join the other Councillors

Do you have a desire to make a difference in your community and make Nunthorpe a place where people want to live, work and enjoy themselves?

Do you care about your community?

Then please get involved with your Parish Council.

Please come along to our meetings at The Nunthorpe Institute at 7pm om the first Wednesday of the month, to see if you would like to become a Parish Councillor. Residents need to be involved to help ensure that Nunthorpe retains its character.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 4th April 2018

Mayor Budd Marton Crawl Meeting: NPC’s Response

Middlesbrough mayor Dave Budd has listened to residents’ objections about plans to widen a Nunthorpe road to tackle the Marton Crawl.

At the well-attended Nunthorpe Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at Chandlers Ridge Academy, concerns were raised about Middlesbrough Council proposals, including the widening of Dixons Bank and changes to its junction with Stainton Way at the cost of £1.7m.

You can read more about the proposals in a Gazette report here.

Here is Nunthorpe Parish Council’s official response to the meeting.

Statement from Nunthorpe Parish Council, agreed at a meeting of the parish council held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

“Nunthorpe Parish Council is grateful to Mayor Dave Budd, Councillor Lewis Young, principal road safety officer Rob Farnham and the residents of Nunthorpe and neighbouring communities for attending its special meeting convened on Tuesday, March 6 in order to discuss roadworks proposed by Middlesbrough Council on Dixons Bank and Stainton Way.

The parish council had already informed Middlesbrough Council of its position that Middlesbrough Council had not provided a convincing case for residents that widening one section of Dixons Bank would make any significant impact on the ‘Marton Crawl’. 

In support of its position the parish council quoted from a report by Middlesbrough Council’s own expert advisors ARUP, which demonstrates that Middlesbrough Council’s plans for additional housing in Nunthorpe will negate the already limited value of this proposed project.

The questions and comments to the mayor on March 6 indicated that those participating at the public meeting have still not been persuaded that the proposed expenditure of £1.7m on a section of Dixons Bank/ Stainton Way represents responsible expenditure.

Significant adverse consequences for the citizens of Middlesbrough were also drawn to the mayor’s attention.  

During the meeting we feel the mayor offered little in response, referring most of the questions and feedback to Mr Farnham.

Therefore, the parish council has no reason to revise its opinion that the proposal for Dixons Bank should not proceed in isolation before Middlesbrough Council has the funding in place to implement a comprehensive plan to deal with the increasing number of vehicles which constitute the ‘Marton Crawl’. 

In particular, the parish council believes that action by Middlesbrough Council should await the outcome of the research project – recently commissioned jointly by Middlesbrough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Council – to formulate a strategic assessment of the transport needs of the area within the two local authorities.

The parish council is also keen to remind the public that the consultation on the proposed Dixons Bank/ Stainton Way project closes on March 18, 2018 – with Middlesbrough Council highlighting it has so far only received 40 responses. 

Comments on the proposals of Middlesbrough Council should be sent to transportconsultation@middlesbrough.gov.uk before March 18.

Make Your Voice Heard on Dixons Bank Proposals

Draft Objection Letter

Middlesbrough mayor Dave Budd has listened to residents’ objections about plans to widen a Nunthorpe road to tackle the Marton Crawl.

At a well-attended Nunthorpe Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at Chandlers Ridge Academy, concerns were raised about Middlesbrough Council proposals, including the widening of Dixons Bank and changes to its junction with Stainton Way at the cost of £1.7m.

You can read more about the proposals in a Gazette report here.

But despite the large turnout, Middlesbrough Council made attendees of the meeting aware that to date just 40 letters had been received from members of the public in response to consultation, with the March 18 deadline fast approaching.

Attached is an example objection letter. Residents can edit it to include their name and address and send it to transportconsultation@middlesbrough.gov.uk before March 18.