Hundreds of new jobs could be created after final changes to plans for a new industrial estate near Stockton on Tees got the green light.

The news follows Stockton Borough Council’s decision to grant approval for 450,000 sq. ft. of industrial space on the Urlay Nook Road after a number of changes to the original outline planning consent were met.

The move will see the creation of a new multi-million-pound commercial scheme on the outskirts of Eaglescliffe under proposals that could generate up to 750 jobs over the next few years as businesses move in.

More than 30 units will be created to meet the demand for high quality general industrial, storage and distribution space, under plans agreed by Stockton Borough Council.

Contractors are expected to be onsite imminently to begin work.

The reserved matters and pre-commencement conditions agreed by planners covered details around boundary treatment, drainage, landscaping and the appearance of the units, and site investigations.

The news is the culmination of six months of negotiations between the local authority and Hedley Planning Services.

Working closely with the developers and the borough council’s planning officers, the firm has steered planning consent through the approval process.

Welcoming the decision, Hannah Chapman, planner at Hedley Planning Services, said the industrial estate would meet the needs of local businesses and logistics operators.

She added: “This is an important step forward in a development of local significance. When completed, this industrial estate will be a further boost to jobs and growth, undoubtedly drawing new and innovative businesses to our area.

“As planners, we want to see the creation of sites that leave a long-lasting legacy. This one will undoubtedly have a real commercial impact on this part of Teesside.”

Site designs have been prepared by award winning Newcastle-based architects Ryder.

Hedley Planning Services provides creative planning solutions to complex development proposals, with services covering a range of land-use and planning considerations. More www.hedleyplanning.co.uk