Proposed Development

Land Off Kibblesworth Bank

Kibblesworth , NE11

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Kibblesworth

We are preparing a full planning application for up to 270 two, three, four and five bedroom homes on land off Kibblesworth Bank, Kibblesworth in Gateshead. 

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. 
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Development Map

Masterplan

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.

Homes proposed

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. 

 

Street scenes

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.  

Our Proposal features

Connectivity

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.

Drainage

In accordance with national planning policy, we have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place.
 
To reduce the impact of the proposed development on the existing drainage network we propose the addition of sustainable drainage systems across the site. This will help control the flow of surface water.

Ecology

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.

There is existing woodland to the North West boundary of the site with some Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) within the site that are to be protected and incorporated into the proposed layout.

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

As part of the original outline application that was submitted for 225 new homes in 2016, a public consultation was held at the Kibblesworth Village Millenium Centre on the 1st March 2016.  Local residents were invited to review the proposals and provide feedback on the plans and discuss any concerns.  
It’s important as ever to us that we listen to the views of the local community as we develop further plans for Land off Kibblesworth Bank.  We delivered leaflets to the neighbouring residents with an update on our planning application and invited anyone to get in touch and provide your feedback via the ‘email us’ or ‘Have your say’ button by the 10th June.  We are now working through the feedback we have received.

Our approach features

Economic Benefits

We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
 
If our planning application is approved, we will make a financial contribution to Gateshead City Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. While the council will decide how our contribution is spent, it could go towards improving local roads, supporting delivery of new sporting facilities, expanding existing healthcare centres or developing educational facilities.  
 

Open Space

Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to green open spaces is a key consideration.
New footpaths will surround the open space, giving residents easy access to the surrounding local area.

Community Benefits features