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3rd Apr 2023

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People and community are central to plans submitted by Northumberland Estates for a major high-quality and sustainable mixed-use development in North Tyneside.

The proposals at Killingworth Moor will provide much-needed high-quality new housing, schools, services and employment opportunities within North Tyneside and includes a primary and secondary school, a local centre including shops and a medical centre, commercial space and 452 new homes – many of which will be provided as affordable housing for rent and sale. 

The development intends to use renewable technologies, such as air source heat pumps and solar PV, on both residential and commercial properties in conjunction with energy-efficient build strategies to minimise carbon emissions.

Northumberland Estates, Development Planner, Guy Munden, said: “The proposed plan will deliver a wide range of new benefits to the area, including major improvements to local roads, public open spaces, healthcare and education alongside 452 high-quality new homes in a range of types, sizes and styles. Many of the homes are affordable housing and will be available at a discounted market rate or affordable rent to further meet housing requirements in the area.”

The £300 million development will significantly boost the local economy, supporting around 770 construction jobs annually throughout the construction phase and creating many more jobs in local shops and services.

Careful consideration has been given to maintaining existing trees and hedgerows and creating additional green space to ensure a biodiversity net gain is achieved and the retention and enhancement of cycle lanes and footpaths on the site will further add health and wellbeing benefits to the area.

The proposed development at Killingworth Moor complies with the objectives set out in the National Planning Policy Framework and North Tyneside Local Plan to deliver social, economic and environmental resilience in the region.