Plans approved for north east’s largest housing scheme

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Planning permission has been granted for the north east’s biggest housing-led redevelopment on the banks of the Tyne.

House builders Barratt, Keepmoat and Yuill plan to build 1,800 homes over the next 15 years to regenerate the run-down Scotswood area in the west end of Newcastle city centre.

The developers have pledged to bring jobs and apprenticeships to the area with help also being provided for first-time buyers.

Housing work on the first 400 homes is expected to get underway this summer.

All will be to Level 4 of the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes – higher than the required standard.

Funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s FirstBuy scheme will support first-time buyers in their efforts to get on the housing ladder and money invested in local schools to entice families to relocate to the area.

The New Tyne West Development Company – the public private partnership formed by the builders and the city council – will be running workshops in coming months to help local firms bid for work on the development.

Interested businesses should contact Amanda Senior on 0191 226 7943 or email Amanda.senior@ntwdc.co.uk


Groundwork is underway on the 60-acre site to prepare for housing

New housing plan for biggest regeneration site in north east

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