Newby submits plans for £250 million urban village in Newcastle

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North Yorkshire developer, Newby has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council for a £250 million urban village to be built on the former Calders cite on Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle

The Quayside West development hopes to deliver an urban village consisting of 1,500 residential properties, a hotel and 10,605 sq meters of commercial and leisure space.

Plans suggest that a spine road will cut through the site to provide vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access whilst additional landscaping to the area will create public open spaces, and walkways to attract people to the area.

The regeneration scheme is said to span a 10-year period and hopes to create more than 600 construction and supply chain roles in total.

In addition, the site when open could also lead to a further 575 full-time and permanent jobs.

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.

“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.

“An outline planning application has now been submitted to Newcastle City Council and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the local authority.”

The proposed area is currently a 15-acre vacant site located on the River Tyne in Newcastle.

It is hoped that works to the site could start as early as next spring.

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