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Planning approval for Yarm Country Club

Proposals to build a multi-million pound new country club in Yarm have been approved by planning officers.

Results Communications managed and delivered the stakeholder engagement for the development, on land off Leven Bank Road. The new country club, spa and vineyards will provide Yarm and surrounding communities with a range of much-needed community and leisure facilities and create around 150 jobs.

There will also be private allotments, an allotment and orchard, and the leisure facility will be run by Tees Active, the not-for-profit company which runs Stockton council’s sports facilities.

The outline proposals to develop the site and deliver a leisure centre including gymnasium / fitness centre, swimming pool and spa, as well as a café and restaurant for daytime and evening dining were considered yesterday.

Consultees welcomed the country club proposals during the public consultation in Yarm in August 2014, having fought to have a swimming pool established in the town for a number of years.

Ruth Shepherd, Consultation Manager and spokesperson for the project said: “Some planning applications can be challenging and take a long time from concept to determination, and this was one of them.

"We had a mixed response during the consultation but the vast majority of people who engaged with us supported the proposals, albeit with concerns about how the traffic would be managed.

"We are delighted that planning officers have seen the merit of this proposal, and that members of the planning committee have supported the application."

​Caption: Artist’s impression of proposed Country Club off Leven Bank Road, Yarm