Work to start imminently on Norton Road site – as Alex calls for local employment opportunities

Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, has welcomed the news that Barratt Homes is due to start work on the Norton Road site, and is urging the developer to employ local people to carry out the work.

The work, which has been held up as a result of issues with an existing watercourse, is awaiting the final go-ahead from Stockton Borough Council, and Barratt Homes are expecting work to commence on site in around six weeks’ time. Mindful of reducing disruption to neighbours, the developers are also looking at innovative ways to use off-site construction techniques and reduce waste and vehicular movements.

Several hundred houses are to be built on the site of the former joinery company and Alex has asked the company to make sure they do all they can to employ local people.

Alex said:

After campaigning on this issue, I am delighted to hear that Barratt Homes are now at a stage to move forward on the Norton Road site. I’ve been in discussion with the developers and hope to meet with their representatives as soon as possible.

As well as seeing some progress on this site, it’s also important that local people benefit from work such as this. That’s why I’ve been pressing the case for Barratt Homes to offer good quality employment and training opportunities to the people of Stockton North. I’m pleased the company have responded positively and will advertise locally