The plans are to develop 529 high-quality family homes that form part of a wider 800-home allocation. The first phase comprises 90 family homes on a 20.9 hectare site.
The application proposes a range of family homes, assisted living apartments and provision for affordable housing. In addition, developers would also introduce open recreation space for residents and the wider community to use.
The site, removed from the Green Belt, is considered to be one of the most sustainable new housing sites in the city with great public transport links. As well as delivering a great environment for future residents, it will also contribute to the local economy by creating a number of job opportunities throughout the construction period.
Phase one of the development includes a mixture of properties ranging from two-bedroom starter homes to four-bedroom detached homes and a number of highways improvements are also included in the proposals.
Key features of the project include:
- Green Belt site
- 529 homes
- 20.9 hectares
- Family homes, affordable homes and assisted living
- Open space
The proposed development would lie within walking distance of two Metro stations – Bank Foot and Kingston Park – with regular connections to Newcastle city centre and Newcastle Airport.
Barton Willmore also led the planning component of a masterplan document for the wider allocation of 800 homes on the Kenton Bank Foot site, on behalf of the landowners involved.