A planning application to build a five storey block of flats with 182 studewnt flats has been approved by Middlesborough Council.
The development will sit on a vacant site at the corner of Marton Road and Borough Road on top of an exisiting underground carpark. The developers; Cliff Court Development, submitted the plans to transform the lot once occupied by Marton Road School.
In 2005 a plan was submitted for 120 flats, but one councillor dubbed it a ‘monstrous carbuncle’ and the plans were not approved. A second application was approved later that year and work started on site, with ne of the two blocks planned being constructed. However, after the economic downturn took hold the flats were never completed.
The site is 0.3 miles from Teeside Univesoty campus, so will make an exccelent locastion for student flats.
In a statement accompanying the plans it was noted that “the proposed development will allow for the completion of the regeneration of a previously unused brownfield site…in a prominent and sustainable location at a gateway into the town centre.”
The application was approved and work is expected to start soon.