Plans approved for North East's largest housing scheme

Published:  16 January, 2012

NEWCASTLE: Planning permission has been granted for the North East's biggest housing-led redevelopment on the banks of the Tyne.

Barratt, Keepmoat and Yuill plan 1800 homes over the next 15 years to regenerate the run-down Scotswood area in the westend of Newcastle city centre.

Housing work on the first 400 homes is expected to get underway this summer.

All will be to Level 4 of the government's Code for Sustainable Homes - higher than the required standard.

The New Tyne West Development Company the public private partnership formed by the builders and the city council will be running workshops in coming months to help local firms bid for work on the development.

Interested businesses should contact Amanda Senior on 0191 226 7943 or email

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