March 5, 2013 | Forest Gate, North Tyneside News
Proposals for a new residential development in a popular part of North Tyneside have been recommend for planning approval by North Tyneside Council’s planning officers.
Banks Property, part of the Banks Group, has put forward plans for 61 two, three and four-bedroom family homes on a 4.5-acre site off Great Lime Road in Palmersville, adjacent to the existing Forest Gate development.
The site would offer a number of different options for both first time buyers and established homeowners, as well as a 25 per cent allocation of affordable housing.
The project, which is scheduled to go before the Council’s planning committee on Tuesday 12 March, has been developed to help meet an acknowledged need for more family housing across North Tyneside, and would help attract new families to the area, as well as providing options for local young people who want to stay close to where they’d grown up.
As part of the project, Durham-based Banks, who were the land developers for the original Forest Gate scheme, would make substantial investments in a number of community improvements, including around the provision of education and sporting facilities in North Tyneside and in local play spaces and wildlife habitats.
Banks held a public exhibition of their plans in November, with feedback gathered from local people being used in the finalisation of their proposals. Visitors to the exhibition also suggested a number of local community and environmental projects which might be eligible to apply for financial support from the Banks Community Fund.
Michael Shuttleworth, managing director of Banks Property, says: “We’re very pleased to have had the merits of our Palmersville proposals recognised by North Tyneside Council’s planning officers, and hope the members of its planning committee will chose to follow their recommendation.
“The substantial investment we’re looking to make in this project would help to meet an increasingly pressing need for more family homes in North Tyneside, and it would open up new options for people wanting to move into or stay in the area.
“It would also provide new revenue benefits for local shops and services, as well as a much needed boost for the local construction industry and supply chain in terms of skilled tradesmen and building support.
“New funds would be created for use in the area by the local Council, and it would also enable us to fund a number of physical improvements to the area which would benefit the whole community.
“We believe the scheme’s location near to the Cobalt Business Park and other areas of concentrated employment would make it very desirable, and as a north east-based family business that knows this part of the region very well hope, we hope we are given the opportunity to take it forward.”
Anyone who would like any further information about the proposed scheme should contact the Banks Property community engagement team on 0844 209 1515 (local rate call) or via firstname.lastname@example.org