Masterplan set to supercharge regeneration in Hartlepool

The Hartlepool Development Corporation Board have unanimously agreed the masterplan which is focused on accelerating Hartlepool by maximising the potential of its maritime past, manufacturing present and creative future.

Its overall vision is: “Imaginative, Creative & Ambitious – A 21st-century maritime town; a thriving place to live, work, explore and invest.”

It sets out the strategy to drive investment and support its transformation by stimulating private sector investment and growth, creating partnerships to unlock opportunities and promote the area to would-be investors.

This includes attracting 2,000 new, good-quality jobs; building up to 1,300 new homes; restoring, reinvigorating and reshaping a sustainable and vibrant town centre; and to renew the waterfront to create a thriving maritime economy around its historic Marina.

Oakesway Business Park, retail and leisure land – including Mill House Leisure Centre and Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, with public realm and civic buildings, will all sit within the Corporation boundary.

The full masterplan is available to download here.