CG rendering of Taylor Wimpey development in Ryton.
Jane Imrie

New £40m Gateshead housing development to create over 50 jobs

Plans proposed by developer Taylor Wimpey to build 267 homes in Ryton have been approved.

The seven-year build scheme is expected to create more than 50 full-time construction jobs as well as roles in support and supply chain sectors.

Located on the edge of the village, the development will include two, three, four and five bedroomed properties as well as landscaped recreation space for residents.

With varying house sizes designed to offer more choice to buyers, the project aims to ensure that local prospective first-time homeowners and families can benefit from a range of accessible housing supported by local amenities.

David Abercrombie, Taylor Wimpey’s technical director, commented: “We welcome the decision and look forward to moving to the next phase of our plans to deliver much needed high-quality homes in Gateshead.”

The approval follows several months of negotiations between Taylor Wimpey, the local planning authority and North East-based Hedley Planning Services.

Joe Ridgeon, Hedley Planning Services associate, added: “The decision’s a big step forward in securing regional housing stock. As planners, we want to see the creation of high quality and exciting housing schemes, which leave a long-lasting legacy.

“This development will undoubtedly contribute positively to an important part of Gateshead.”

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