Proposal for homes at old colliery site

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Plans have been submitted to build 75 new homes in Longbenton.

The application, by Muse Developments and Taylor Wimpey North East, is for a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes on the former Billy Pit colliery site.

The proposals also include landscaping and a new access to Whitley Road.

Muse senior development surveyor Simon Dew said: “While our proposed development consists of only 75 new homes, the site itself provides the council with an ideal solution to securing much needed new and affordable housing and as an additional benefit, the houses will be built on underused brownfield land rather than infringing on greenfield sites.”

He added: “The former Billy Pit colliery site suffers from historic contamination due to its former coal mining use, however, a residential development on the site will ensure the land is re-mediated and will also create significant wildlife corridors and green spaces that return the site back into positive use.”

Developers are hoping the plans will be heard by North Tyneside Council’s planning committee in the summer.

The proposals can be found online at www.billypit.co.uk