Yarm country club plans to be considered

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Plans for a new country club near Yarm are being considered by Stockton Council.

The new development, first revealed last August, would create 150 jobs.

Howson Developments is planning to open the timber building, housing a leisure centre and swimming pool on land off Leven Bank Road, Yarm, if the scheme is approved by Stockton Borough Council.

Outline plans have been drawn up for the leisure facility and restaurant which would include a cafe, private allotments, an orchard, market garden and a vineyard.

The health and fitness facilities have been planned with the help of Tees Active, a non-profit making company which runs Stockton Council’s sports facilities.

The new building will be visible from Leven Bank Road, but will be screened by woodland on the other side.

Howson Developments and its consultants Prism Planners say there are no plans to turn the venue into a nightclub or performance space, such as that at Kirklevington Country Club, which was knocked down over a decade ago.

Instead the country club will feature leisure facilities and a restaurant.

While the club will be for members to use, there are plans to allow public access with day passes, flexible membership options, and for local schools to be able to access the leisure facilities.

Once the building is up, the second phase is developing the market garden, allotments and vineyard on the rest of the site. The vision eventually is that produce grown on site will be served in the restaurant.


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