Proposals to develop the south of Fletcher Road in Gateshead into a £16.5m residential scheme have been submitted to Gateshead Council.
Jane Imrie

Plans submitted for 100 new homes on derelict Quayside site

A vacant plot of land on Gateshead Quayside is set to be transformed into 100 new homes according to new plans.

Proposals to develop the south of Fletcher Road in Gateshead into a £16.5m residential scheme have been submitted to Gateshead Council.

Led by UK Land Estates and Bellway, the plans will see 100 new homes delivered as part of the development, which is expected to create 81 new jobs.

The site, which has been vacant and derelict for over twenty years since the closure of the railway goods yard in the 1990s, would provide a mix of one- and two-bedroom homes across three apartment blocks.

Subject to planning approval, building work on the development is expected to begin by the end of this year.

Tim Witty, development director at UK Land Estates, commented: “We are passionate about facilitating growth, development and regeneration within our region and we believe that the proposed development on Fletcher Road will do just that.

“Located only a few minutes’ walk from both Gateshead and Newcastle, the site will provide young professionals and small families an exciting opportunity to buy much needed high quality property within the city centre.

“The transformation of the current plot will play a big part in supporting the ongoing revitalisation of the town centre, and as well as appealing to locals, we hope it will also bring new people to the area.”

Mark Gabriele, land and planning manager for Bellway North East, added: “Bellway has been delivering new housing on key brownfield and regeneration sites for over 70 years, and our plans for the re-development of the former goods yard at Gateshead Quayside reflects our heritage exactly.

“We are keen to move forward with our plans to revitalise a disused and undervalued piece of land within Gateshead to provide up to 100 new residential apartments for the city, unlocking the potential of this brownfield site and supporting the continued transformation of the area, as well as creating employment opportunities both directly and indirectly for the scheme.”

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