Hundreds of homes are to be built near Backworth after plans were given the green light.
House builder Story Homes is to begin work on two sites in the borough after receiving planning permission.
The company has worked with Northumberland Estates to build 180 two to five bedroom homes near Backworth.
And will also build 61 two, three, and four bedroom homes at Rake Lane, North Shields.
Story Homes chief executive Steve Errington said: “We’re delighted our plans for Backworth and Rake Lane and have been given approval.
“We believe these developments will be genuine assets to the area and we have already had keen interest from potential buyers.
“Story Homes is looking forward to delivering a wide range of distinctive, high-quality homes on developments that will have a real community feel and provide life-long homes for people.”
“These developments are part of a much-wider commitment to the north east which involves job creation and economic benefits, both directly and through our supply network, and the provision of quality homes to people in the region.”
For more information about Story Homes and its developments visit www.storyhomes.co.uk