New housing plans get the green light

Banks Property project manager Stuart Morgan at the Palmersville site with an artist's impression of the development.
Banks Property project manager Stuart Morgan at the Palmersville site with an artist's impression of the development.

Proposals for a new residential development in North Tyneside have been given the go-ahead.

North Tyneside Council’s planning committee last week agreed plans by Banks Property, for 61 two, three and four-bedroom family homes on a 4.5-acre site off Great Lime Road in Palmersville.

The proposals were initially rejected by the planning committee in March this year, but a revised plan has now been agreed.

As part of the project, Banks said it will make investments in a number of community improvements, including the provision of education and sporting facilities in North Tyneside, and local play spaces and wildlife habitats.

Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at The Banks Group, said: “We’re very pleased that North Tyneside Council’s planning committee has now resolved to grant planning permission for our Palmersville planning application.

“There is an acknowledged and increasingly pressing need for more family homes in North Tyneside and our scheme will provide new options for people wanting to move into or stay in the area.

“We are looking forward to taking these plans forward as quickly as possible.”

More than £140,000 will be made available through the project for investment in local school, play spaces, sports facilities and wildlife habitats.

The site will 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.