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NORTH TYNESIDE: 83 new houses coming to Howdon Green

NORTH TYNESIDE: 83 new houses coming to Howdon Green

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More than 80 new homes are coming to North Tyneside after development proposals were given the green-light.

The authority originally approved proposals for 83 homes on Howdon Green Industrial Estate in 2017.

Since then Persimmon Homes submitted a “reserved matters” application which outlines details such the scheme’s access, layout, scale and appearance.

This was approved by North Tyneside councillors at Wednesday’s planning committee meeting.

This means the builder will put up a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced three to four-bedroom properties on the site.

A planning statement submitted to North Tyneside Council said that 10 of these properties would be classed as “affordable” housing.

It also claimed the new homes would have a “rural” design which would help them fit in with the area.

“The units are of rural design, reflective of the development’s surroundings. The elevations will be emphasised with stone window surrounds, starting with their built form, they reflect the red brick terraced nature of the surrounding residential dwellings,” it said.

It also described the site, near Willington Quay, as a “quaint rural corner”.

The statement said: “The construction of 83 dwellings with associated infrastructure works will create a number of construction-related jobs and the new homes will provide good quality accommodation for those looking to move to the area.”

The council’s planning department has backed the proposals, recommending them for approval.

A council report added: “The principle of residential development on this site has been firmly established by the previous outline planning permission.”

Words: Herbert Soden, Local Democracy Reporter


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