Planning approved for new homes in Thornaby

Thirteen is delighted that plans to build 37 new homes on the site of Anson House and Hudson House, in Thornaby have been agreed. 

Thornaby homes artist's impression

26 Jan 2021

Stockton Council granted planning permission for the scheme on the site of the two existing tower blocks, which are due for demolition later this year.  

All homes will be for affordable rent and the site includes a mix of two, three and four bedrooms houses as well as bungalows, off Mitchell Avenue and Westdale Road.  

Ian Wardle, Thirteen’s chief executive, said:  

“We’re really pleased this scheme has been given the green light and we’re looking forward to working with Stockton Council and Homes England as well as all our other partners, to deliver these fantastic new homes in the heart of Thornaby. 

“After a long period of planning and positively supporting our customers in both Anson House and Hudson House we’re pleased the project is moving to the next phase.

“As you can imagine, asking people to leave their homes is not something we wanted to do but sometimes the outcome is better, and we’re proud that all our residents have now moved from the tower blocks into new homes after an incredible 20 months of teamwork.”

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, Councillor Nigel Cooke, added:

“We have a commitment to develop all six town centres in the Borough and part of that ambition is to create good quality housing in Thornaby. This development will provide residents with a range of much-needed new homes in a convenient location and we’re pleased we can now press ahead to the next phase of development with our partners.”

Designed by Newcastle-based JDDK Architects, the scheme will provide Thornaby with high quality affordable homes which meet local needs. JDDK Director, Kevin Turnbull, commented:

"It has been a pleasure continuing our longstanding relationship with thirteen that has stretched over 10 years and has delivered many successful projects. We are delighted that our latest project has been granted planning permission and look forward to delivering it through the construction process to completion."

Subject to the decommissioning and diversion of services, demolition of Anson House and Hudson House is expected to start in the summer of 2021 with the first homes ready to move into by Spring 2023.