A planning application has been submitted today that proposes the transformation of an abandoned depot in Gateshead into 300 new homes.
Chloe Shakesby

Plans submitted for hundreds of new Gateshead homes

A planning application has been submitted today that proposes the transformation of an abandoned depot into 300 new homes.

The development, which would take place on the Freight Depot site in central Gateshead, has been proposed by the Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP).

The site has been vacant for 25 years, and if the application is successful, will soon be host to 240 houses and 60 apartments in three blocks.

Christine Curran, development director for GRP, said: “Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable community close to the heart of Gateshead.

“If permission to regenerate this disused brownfield site is granted, we are sure that our ambitious plans to deliver high quality housing options will play a big part in supporting the revitalisation of the town centre.

“Close to excellent transport links, the Gateshead Quays and Newcastle Quayside, the proposed site offers an exciting opportunity to improve the breadth and availability of new homes in the area.”

Sean Egan, Managing Director with Vistry Partnerships in the North East, which helps to make up the GRP, added: “The old freight depot site offers a unique opportunity to establish a housing lead regeneration project close to the centre of the town.

“Should the planning application be successful, I’m confident the homes we want to create here will not only bring new people to the area but prove a popular choice with locals – as the partnership’s award winning project in Saltwell has done.”

The proposed development would be part of a £350m project being driven by the GRP.

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