Plans for a development of 124 new homes in Elswick, Newcastle have been given the green light by councillors.
Newcastle City Council’s planning committee considered the joint Bellway North East and Amethyst Homes scheme for land off Westmorland Road.
The project has been facilitated by Tynexe, a joint venture company comprising Newcastle City Council and Dysart Developments, which has carried out the necessary reclamation works to prepare the land for development.
Mike Clark, Tynexe Director, said: “It is rewarding to see this prime located, brownfield site being unlocked to deliver much needed homes in the heart of the community. This would not have been possible without the formation of Tynexe, which has brought together the skills, expertise, creative approach and commitment of delivery partners Dysart Developments and Newcastle City Council.”
Bellway will be constructing 79 of the homes, while Amethyst Homes will be building the remaining 45 properties. The development, which will offer views over the Tyne Valley, will also include public open space.
Emma Chesterton, Bellway North East Sales Director, said: “We are pleased to gain approval for this new development in Elswick from Newcastle City Council.
“Bellway is committed to providing high-quality homes in the North East and we are keen to get started on this latest project.
“This will be a much sought-after development as it is meeting housing need and supplying a range of home styles to suit different requirements and we are very much looking forward to working alongside Amethyst Homes on the scheme.
“This is a highly sustainable location for new homes, with schools, shops and transport links close by, while Newcastle city centre is less than a mile-and-a-half from home.”
Richard Bass, Development Director at Amethyst Homes, said: “It is really rewarding to see this scheme finally come to fruition and it is thanks to the innovative approach of all the partners involved that we have been able to unlock this land that has remained dormant for so many years.
“We are confident that we can help address housing need in the city, by creating a new community, with quality housing, community and recreation facilities along with job and training opportunities for local people.”
The plans are for two, three, and four bedroomed houses to be built on the 12-acre site, using modern methods of construction. A total of 68 homes will be fitted with roof solar panels to generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Vehicle access to the site will be from Westmorland Road and Brunel Terrace, while the public open space created at the south next to Wolsingham Street will see new trees and shrubs planted and butterfly bank features created.
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