More than 120 new homes set to be built in Newcastle

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Plans to build 124 new homes with views of the Tyne Valley have been given the go-ahead.

A new housing development in Elswick has been approved by Newcastle City Council’s planning committee.

The 124 new homes will be built by Bellway North East and Amethyst Homes on land just off Westmorland Road.

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The project has been facilitated by Tynexe, a joint venture company comprising of Newcastle City Council and Dysart Developments, which has carried out the necessary reclamation works for the land.

Mike Clark, Tynexe Director, said: “It is rewarding to see this prime located, brownfield site being unlocked to deliver much needed homes in the heart of the community.

“This would not have been possible without the formation of Tynexe, which has brought together the skills, expertise, creative approach and commitment of delivery partners Dysart Developments and Newcastle City Council.”

A CGI of Bellway’s “The Cutler” house type available at the development.A CGI of Bellway’s “The Cutler” house type available at the development.
A CGI of Bellway’s “The Cutler” house type available at the development.

The plans state that Bellway will be building 79 of the new properties, while Amethyst Homes construct the remaining 45.

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The new houses will offer views over the Tyne Valley and will also include an open public space for the local community.

Emma Chesterton, Bellway North East Sales Director, commented: “We are pleased to gain approval for this new development in Elswick from Newcastle City Council.

“Bellway is committed to providing high-quality homes in the North East and we are keen to get started on this latest project.

“This will be a much sought-after development as it is meeting housing need and supplying a range of home styles to suit different requirements and we are very much looking forward to working alongside Amethyst Homes on the scheme.

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“This is a highly sustainable location for new homes, with schools, shops and transport links close by, while Newcastle city centre is less than a mile-and-a-half from home.”

The 12-acre site will see two, three, and four bedroomed houses built on it using modern methods of construction.

Sixty-eight of the 124 new homes will also be fitted with solar panels on the roofs to generate renewable engery and reduce carbon emissions.

Vehicle access to the site will be from Westmorland Road and Brunel Terrace, while the open public space will be created at the south of the development, next to Wolsingham Street, and will include new trees, shrubs and a butterfly bank feature.

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Richard Bass, Development Director at Amethyst Homes, said: “It is really rewarding to see this scheme finally come to fruition and it is thanks to the innovative approach of all the partners involved that we have been able to unlock this land that has remained dormant for so many years.

“We are confident that we can help address housing need in the city, by creating a new community, with quality housing, community and recreation facilities along with job and training opportunities for local people.”

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