October 15, 2013 | Forest Gate, North Tyneside News
Proposals for a new residential development in a popular part of North Tyneside have been approved after being reconsidered by North Tyneside Council’s planning committee.
Banks Property, part of the Banks Group, 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.
Despite being recommend for approval by North Tyneside Council’s planning officers, the proposals were initially rejected by the planning committee in March this year. Since then, Banks has been working with the council to resolve the issues that lead to this initial decision.
The Palmersville site will 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.
It has been developed to help meet an acknowledged need for more family housing across North Tyneside, and will help to attract new families to the area, as well as provide options for local young people who want to stay close to where they have grown up.
As part of the project, north east-based Banks, who were the land developers for the original Forest Gate scheme, will make substantial investments in a number of community improvements, including the provision of education and sporting facilities in North Tyneside, and local play spaces and wildlife habitats.
Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at The Banks Group, says: “We’re very pleased that North Tyneside Council’s planning committee has now resolved to grant planning permission for our Palmersville planning application.
“There is an acknowledged and increasingly pressing need for more family homes in North Tyneside, and our scheme will provide new options for people wanting to move into or stay in the area.
“Over £140,000 will be made available through this project for investment in local school, play spaces, sports facilities and wildlife habitats, and it will also lead to new revenue benefits for local shops and services and a much needed boost for the local construction industry and supply chain in terms of skilled tradesmen and building support.
“We believe the scheme’s location near to the Cobalt Business Park and other areas of concentrated employment will make it very desirable, and as a north east-based family business that knows this part of the region very well, we are looking forward to taking these plans forward as quickly as possible.”
For more information please visit www.banksgroup.co.uk/forest-gate