Green light for new homes in North Shields

Dozens of new homes are set to be built in North Shields.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 10:00 am
Bellway has been given planning permission to build new homes in North Shields.

Developer Bellway Homes has been granted planning permission to build 75 new homes on the site of a former covered reservoir in North Shields.

The homes will be located on the eight-acre Moorhouses covered reservoir and pumping station site off Billy Mill Lane.

Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks following the completion of initial demolition work on the former reservoir site.

The development will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses, including 19 affordable homes of which 13 will be available to rent.

Chris Lawson, head of sales in the North East, said: “We are naturally really pleased to have been given the green light to begin regenerating a site which was disused and becoming an eyesore for local residents.

“The site offers a great opportunity for the creation of much-needed new houses for North Shields, including a proportion of homes designated as affordable housing for local people.

“This would be a considerate and sustainable residential neighbourhood, with an even spread of homes set within attractive landscaped open space.

“The majority of the trees, hedges and woodland copses will be retained as part of the re-development, and those which need to be removed will be replaced with native hedges.”

Of the 75 homes, 22 will be two-bedroom homes, 24 three-bedroom properties and 29 homes will be four-bedroom homes.