Tegan Chapman

Plans submitted for £250m urban village on derelict site in Newcastle

Planning permission for a £250m sustainable urban village in Newcastle has this week been submitted.

North Yorkshire based developer Newby, has submitted an outline planning application to Newcastle City council to deliver 1,500 homes, a hotel, as well as commercial, community and leisure space on the former Calders site on Skinnerburn Road.

The proposals include the creation of a new east/west spine road through the site to provide vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access.

If given the go ahead, the scheme, which would take 10 years to fulfill, would create more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs, and a further 575 full time jobs once fully operational.

The plans form part of Newcastle City Council’s Forth Yards Opportunity Site, which has been earmarked for regeneration.

Nick Moody, director at Newby said: “Our development team has worked hard to devise proposals which will make Quayside West an attractive place to live, work and visit.

“The site is well-located and our design will ensure that it connects to the city centre, the River Tyne and wider area. As a result, Quayside West could act as the catalyst for the council’s exciting plans to redevelop the Forth Yards area.

“It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use.”

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