The scheme includes four- and five-bedroom homes. Credit: planning documents

Next chunk of Newcastle Great Park resi signed off

Housing giant Persimmon has received the green light for the next section within the 1,200-home masterplan.

In a decision issued by Newcastle City Council last week, Persimmon obtained reserved matters consent for 37 homes at phase 1c of Cell A, the last part of phase one to be rubber-stamped.

The homes are to be developed under the group’s high-end housing brand Charles Church.

Cell A, which alone accounts for 1,200 homes, is being taken forward jointly by Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey, supported by Newcastle City Council as a strategic housing development. Possible future phases are mapped out in a wider masterplan.

The decision represents further progress for Newcastle Great Park, the major mixed-use development three miles north-west of the city centre, extending north from the neighbourhoods of Gosforth, Fawdon and Kingston Park.

Along with 1,200 homes, the Newcastle Great Park masterplan includes primary and secondary education, playing fields and associated infrastructure.

The overall site is bisected by the A1 Western bypass, which provides access at the Kingston Park and North Brunton junction interchanges. The different housing areas and other parts of the development are accessed from a new spine road.

This specific application site sits next to the West Brunton Wetlands local wildlife site, which serves as open space for the wider Cell A plot.

Eight house types are included in the application, all of them either four- or five-bedroom homes. No affordable homers are proposed, a shortfall made up for by over-provision in other parts of the masterplan, said officers.

Professional advisors include PDP Associates, Queensberry Design and Pager Power.

Documents associated with the application can be viewed on Newcastle’s online portal with the reference 2017/0666/.

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