City planners have received plans for a £250m sustainable urban village which would see the creation of up to 1,500 high-quality residential houses on the quayside area of Newcastle.
North Yorkshire developer Newby has filed the plans to Newcastle City Council which would also involve the construction of a hotel and up to 10,605sqm of commercial, community and leisure space.
Known as Quayside West, site enabling works could begin next spring with the first spades in the ground by autumn 2019. The village is proposed to be built on the former Calders site on Skinnerburn Road and would be phased over 10 years and create approximately 1,000 jobs.
The scheme which has been designed by architects Faulkner Browns will also provide more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs, while supporting 575 full-time jobs once complete.
A new east/west spine road through the site will provide vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access to the site. Significant new landscaping and public realm, including public open spaces, viewpoints and walkways will also make Quayside West an attractive destination for visitors.
The site has been identified for development within Newcastle City Council’s planning policy and forms part of the Forth Yards Opportunity Site regeneration project.
Nick Moody, director at Newby said: “Our development team has worked hard to devise proposals which will make Quayside West an attractive place to live, work and visit. The site is well-located and our design will ensure that it connects to the city centre, the River Tyne and wider area. As a result, Quayside West could act as the catalyst for the council’s exciting plans to redevelop the Forth Yards area. It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use. We are delighted with the response we have had from the community since we announced the proposals in June. Our public exhibition event was well attended and the public consultation feedback has been really positive. It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use.”