Following extensive public consultation, North Yorkshire developer, Newby has submitted an outline planning application to Newcastle City Council for a new £250m sustainable urban village on the former Calders site, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle.
The proposals, to be known as Quayside West, could see up to 1,500 high-quality residential properties built, along with a hotel and up to 10,605 sq m of commercial, community and leisure space. A new east/west spine road through the site will provide vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access to the site. Significant new landscaping and public realm, including public open spaces, viewpoints and walkways will also make Quayside West an attractive destination for visitors.
This major regeneration scheme is likely to be constructed over a ten-year period, creating more than 600 construction and supply chain jobs in the process. Once fully operational, Quayside West could support up to 575 full-time equivalent permanent jobs.
Quayside West has been identified for development within the planning policy and forms a major part of Newcastle City Council’s Forth Yards Opportunity Site, which has been earmarked for regeneration.
Nick Moody, Director at Newby said:
“Our development team has worked hard to devise proposals which will make Quayside West an attractive place to live, work and visit. The site is well-located and our design will ensure that it connects to the city centre, the River Tyne and wider area. As a result, Quayside West could act as the catalyst for the Council’s exciting plans to redevelop the Forth Yards area.
“We are delighted with the response we have had from the community since we announced the proposals in June. Our public exhibition event was well attended and the public consultation feedback has been really positive. It is clear that people want to see this derelict site brought back into use.
“An outline planning application has now been submitted to Newcastle City Council and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with the local authority.”