Location: South east of Killingworth village, about 6 miles (c9.7km) north east of Newcastle City centre
Local authority: North Tyneside Council
Postcode of nearby property: NE12 6YZ
Size:: c180 hectares (c445 acres)
Site status: Pre-planning

Project description
Banks Property is looking to develop land for housing. Banks Property is seeking planning permission to build around 1,000 much needed homes on this site. They will be a mix two, three, four and five bedroomed homes – but predominantly three and four bedroomed homes.

The site is currently undeveloped, agricultural land but was safeguarded for development in the previous local plan. Killingworth Moor has been identified as an allocation within the 2015 Draft North Tyneside Local Plan Consultation, as a key strategic site to contribute towards the borough’s objectively assessed needs for housing provision that will deliver approximately 2,000 new homes and approximately 17 hectares (c42 acres) of employment space at Killingworth Moor.

Economic benefits
In addition to around £2.3 million council tax revenue, the project will generate a new homes bonus (paid by the Government) spread over six years, of about £14 million for North Tyneside Council to spend on improvements and essential services within the area. The development will also provide construction jobs for local contractors and suppliers. Families moving into the area will increase footfall for local shops and businesses.

Social benefits
The project will generate new, high quality family homes help to retain families within the local area which supports local services. It will provide affordable homes to help young families get on the property ladder, in the area where they grew up. The new homes will attract new families to the area too increasing the spend in the local economy and strengthen the existing community. It will also maintain and create public footpaths.

Environmental benefits
The homes will be built to high modern standards of energy efficiency with low energy footprints. The creation of a linear park through the site will provide extra open space for local people to enjoy, creating opportunities for walking and cycling in the area. The project will also address drainage issues in the area.

Killingworth, one pager, March 2017

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