HUNDREDS of new homes as well as shops and a health centre could be built on the doorstep of an award-winning nature reserve.
Persimmon Homes have submitted a planning application to North Tyneside Council for a major redevelopment of land near the Rising Sun Countryside Park in Wallsend.
The proposals include an outline planning application for around 425 homes plus 400sq m for shops and a new health centre.
And a full planning application has been submitted for land to the north of Sunholme Drive, Wallsend, for 225 homes plus a new three-arm roundabout at the junction with the A186 Station Road.
Elsewhere in the borough, Banks Property – part of the Banks Group – has submitted planning proposals for 61 two, three and four-bedroom homes on a 4.5-acre site off Great Lime Road in Palmersville, adjacent to the existing Forest Gate development.
Officials at the company say the site would offer a number of different options for both first time buyers and established homeowners, as well as a 25 per cent allocation of affordable housing.
A public exhibition of the plans was held in November, with feedback gathered from local people being used in the finalisation of the proposals which have now been submitted to the council.
Visitors to the exhibition also suggested a number of local community and environmental projects which might be eligible to apply for financial support from the Banks Community Fund.
Michael Shuttleworth, managing director of Banks Property, said: “We believe that the substantial investment we’re looking to make in this project would help to meet a real need for more family homes in North Tyneside.”