North Tyneside Council Cabinet celebrates ambitious regeneration plans

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An update on regeneration successes across North Tyneside has been presented during a council cabinet meeting.

North Tyneside Council’s Cabinet met on Monday, June 26, where an update was provided on the ‘Our North Tyneside Plan’.

The plan, which was established in 2018, aims to make sure that residents in the borough are ready for school, work, life, cared for, healthy and safeguarded.

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The latest report on the plan sets out the wide range of activities that have been delivered over the last year, as well as providing an overview on the work currently underway across North Tyneside.

A CGI of how Wallsend High Street could look under the plans. Photo: North Tyneside Council. A CGI of how Wallsend High Street could look under the plans. Photo: North Tyneside Council.
A CGI of how Wallsend High Street could look under the plans. Photo: North Tyneside Council. | North Tyneside Council

llr Carl Johnson, Deputy Mayor for North Tyneside and cabinet member responsible for Regeneration and Economic Development, has thanked everyone for their work so far in delivering the plan.

He said: “North Tyneside has always been about ambition, and this plan spells out our future hopes for the borough that we intend to achieve through working closely with our partners and our communities.

“As a council we are ambitious, we do care and we listen. Working alongside my Cabinet and officers we have looked closely at what residents and businesses in each part of the borough need.

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“I want to take this opportunity to thank our officers and partners for all their hard work over the past year to help us achieve these great accomplishments, making North Tyneside a great place to live, work and visit.”

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The ‘Ambition for North Tyneside’ plan looks at all areas of the borough and considers what each area needs, what has been delivered over the last 15 years, what is being done now and what will happen next.

As part of last Monday’s update, the Cabinet got its first look at a report on plans for the North West of the borough.

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It follows the Council engaging with residents in the area through its Big Community Conversation in the summer of 2022.

The feedback has been used to better understand the opportunities and challenges that residents are facing in the North West part of North Tyneside.

The Council will now build plans are three key priorities that include improving transport links, access to local services and caring for the environment.

Northumberland Square in North Shields. Photo: North Tyneside Council. Northumberland Square in North Shields. Photo: North Tyneside Council.
Northumberland Square in North Shields. Photo: North Tyneside Council. | North Tyneside Council

Looking the Cabinet’s approval, work will now begin on wider engagement with residents of the North West with the goal of creating a more detailed plan of work going forward.

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Cllr Johnson added: “We know what a positive difference our regeneration work has made in other parts of the borough.

“Through our engagement with residents in the North West, we know how much their local area means to them and we want to repay the pride they have.

“These proposals are in the very early stages, but I’m excited to be able to bring these before Cabinet and get the creation of these plans underway.”

North Tyneside Council has allocated £2m per year for five years (2021-26) through its budget setting process, with an additional £32m in external match-funding provided by partners from the North of the Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, central Government and the private sector to deliver the plans.

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