Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Kibblesworth
The proposed development is a change from a previous scheme that was approved by members at development committee in December 2018, subject to legal agreement. We are looking to progress with an alternative layout, with the main changes being alternative access arrangements off Kibblesworth Bank and an increase in new homes.
The proposed site lies on the western edge of Kibblesworth and is allocated for residential development within the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead. We want to create a thriving new community in Kibblesworth, Gateshead and delivery of the site will help to meet a recognised demand for housing across the borough up until 2030.
The proposed development would see up to 270, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes built in Kibblesworth with opportunity for areas of green open space and play areas. New walkways and cycle paths will be designed to provide convenient connections to the local area. The Site has open views of the countryside to the north and east as well as established mature hedgerows and woodland around the edges of the Site and adjacent to the Site.
We have already approached Gateshead Council for pre-application advice that we hope along with the comments received from the local community will help shape our plans for this development.
Our proposals include 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes that include a variety of two story, semi-detached, terraced and detached homes.
Our design proposals are still in the early stages, the below artists impression gives an indication of a semi-detached home with similar anticipated features.
Design inspiration has been taken from the character of nearby housing estates to ensure the development will be in keeping with the local area whilst keeping its own identity.
The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we’ll use locally sourced materials to ensure the development is in keeping with existing houses nearby.
The proposed homes will be built with traditional materials including red brick and a mix of red and grey roof tiles to help create a characterful community.
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We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
The site is located to the north and south of Kibblesworth Bank on the western edge of Kibblesworth. The village sits within the borough of Gateshead, approximately 7 kilometres south of Gateshead Town Centre. A public footpath and cycle track runs along the southern boundary of the site along the former Bowes Railway line, connecting to Birtley in the east and the A6076 to the west. The A1 is less than 3 kilometres east of the Site.
The village itself contains a number of key services; post office, Primary School, convenience store, community centre and public house. Our proposals include new footpaths within the development connecting into the various public rights of way surrounding the site.
Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We are carrying out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site. We will then work closely with the Ecologists to incorporate any necessary mitigation into the development proposals.
Where it is necessary to remove vegetation to facilitate development, we will ensure this is kept to a minimum, with new trees/ hedging planted in the landscaped area within the development to offset any losses. Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity. These include the type of planting specified for foraging opportunities, new bat and bird boxes and incorporating bug hotels and bee bricks into the development.
Previous consultations and feedback
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Keep up to date with our latest plans, news and updates about land off Kibblesworth BankOverview Overview
Land off Kibblesworth Bank is allocated for residential development in Gateshead Councils Neighbourhood Plan and our proposals meet the objectives that the plan sets out. The development will provide a mix of 225 high quality homes, 15% of which will be affordable housing, and each of the homes will have a dedicated parking space and garden.
We will also deliver a new roundabout which will allow access to and from the development.Sustainability Sustainability
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.