News: 11 July 2016Barton Willmore secures planning for two Newcastle housing proposals

Plans to build 580 homes on land near Throckley Brickworks have been secured by Newcastle City Council.

The £60m proposals from charity Greenwich Hospital are now set to take shape.

The Newcastle office of Barton Willmore supported Greenwich Hospital on their application and worked with a professional team including IDPartnership.

It is one of a brace of housing approvals secured by Barton Willmore on Green Belt release sites following close work with council officers.

James Hall, a partner of Barton Willmore, said: “This scheme will provide much needed housing to the west of Newcastle, and will stimulate the local economy with the creation of jobs and household spending.

“Newcastle City Council planners recognised this as an integrated sustainable community that will support local services and infrastructure.”

In addition to this, plans to build 167 new homes on land off Coach Lane, between North Gosforth and Wideopen, have also been secured.

The application, presented by Barratt Homes North East to Newcastle City Council, includes plans to provide high quality housing designed to complement the area.

Barton Willmore supported Barratt Homes North East in developing the proposals and securing planning approval.

The 6.5 hectares of land – which borders Coach Lane to the north, the A1 to the west and the A1056/B1318 to the east – will be developed over the next five to six years.

Martyn Earle, associate planner at Barton Willmore, said: “This is an important development for North Gosforth and Wideopen – one which will help the sustainable growth of the area.

“The site has a distinct identity thanks to its position between town and country.

“These plans represent a vision to extend North Gosforth in a sustainable way, using careful landscaping to create a desirable place to live.”

Plans include a range of two to four bedroom properties – including some affordable homes.

Developers say around 100 jobs will be sustained in the construction phase – directly and through the supply chain.

James Hall, added: “These plans will bring an estimated 400 additional residents to the area – which will provide a substantial boost for local retailers.

“The new households will also generate an estimated £250,000 of council tax revenue each year and a further £1.5m from New Homes Bonus payments.”

The new homes will be developed within one of Newcastle City Council’s Village Growth Areas – a framework designed to promote the growth of Newcastle.

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