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Kenton Bank Foot & Kingston Park, Newcastle

Land at Kenton Bank Foot & Kingston Park - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Tyne & Wear - NE13 8AF

Our proposed new housing development covering an overall area of approximately 34 hectares, which forms part of the Newcastle City Council Neighbourhood growth, and is located within the Woolingston Parish Neighbourhood area.  

  • Overview

    Plans For New Homes at Kenton Bank Foot & Kingston Park

    The adoption by Newcastle City Council on the 26th March 2015 of the Newcastle Gateshead Once Core Strategy & Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) effectively removed this site from the Green Belt, and formally allocated the area for residential development.

    Taylor Wimpey and it's associated partners have progressed and submitted a master planning document for the Neighbourhood Growth Area to Newcastle City Council, which details the vision of how we believe the area can be developed.

    The overall master plan was approved by Newcastle City Council in May 2016. The masterplan covers the full area of circa 34 hectares and proposes approximately 800 new family homes. At Taylor Wimpey North East we are planning to develop our parts in 6 distinct phases. We submitted our first hybrid planning application in April 2016 which included detailed proposals for our first phase and outline proposals for the next 3 phases. We finally gained planning approval for this first application from Newcastle City Council in December 2016 subject to the successful signing of a Section 106 legal agreement with Newcastle City Council. We are currently working through that process.

    To view a dedicated website for our phase 1A proposals please click the following link - Click Here

    We are now starting to look at developing our plans for the next phase of development this which is currently proposed to be phase 4/2d. These are likely to be larger family homes. We will keep updating our website as this progresses.

    We would welcome any feedback or input into our proposals. Register your interest in a new home, register for updates or email us on the links above.

  • About the site

    About the Site

    The proposed Taylor Wimpey development area covers approximately 34 hectares of the overall Core Strategy site, and is predominantly used as arable agriculture dispersed with poor grassland, which are of relatively low ecological value.

    The site is on the urban fringe of Kingston Park and Kenton Bank Foot, with Phases 1a & 2 located to the north of Brunton Road and positioned between the Falcons rugby ground. Phases 3 & 4 are to the east and west of Ponteland Road, with phases 5 & 6 to the north of Station Road.

    All areas are predominantly enclosed within existing field boundaries, which consist mainly of managed hawthorn hedging at approximately 2m in height, with occasional broad leafed trees. There are no landscape features within the central portion of each development phase, which are generally considered to be of low ecological value dominated by arable fields, with some small areas of species poor semi-improved grassland associated with field margins.

    However, hedgerows, field trees, and parcels of mixed broadleaf woodland are considered to be of local ecological value, and it's therefore, wherever possible, it's our intent to ensure these remain intact within our final detailed designs.

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    View of Existing Fields

  • What's proposed

    Our Proposals

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    Proposed Street View

    Following discussions with Newcastle City Council, Taylor Wimpey has development an overall masterplan which has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of this development.

    The landscape led masterplan endeavours to create a design concept with a distinctive sense of place, in a setting that minimises the visual impact and creates a soft buffer between the urban edge of Newcastle and open aspect to the north. Green routes, which create landscape and wildlife corridors with pedestrian linkages, enables the open space to be shared throughout the development. Which will similarly integrate with a series of swales and SUDs ponds to create a sustainable drainage system, that will also reduce the current impact experienced in the existing hard drainage solutions within Kingston Park.

    Taylor Wimpey proposes to develop approximately 800 new family homes across their development areas, with a distinct identity in each phases, using a range of house types from 2 and 3 bed starter homes, to large 5 bed detached family homes.

    Within our proposals there will also be a provision of 15% affordable housing in accordance with Newcastle City Council's policy requirement, which could be a combination of both on and off-site, and of varying tenure, i.e. rented and/or discounted for sale.

    We would also greatly welcome your views and feedback on our proposals, which can be provided by either emailing or writing to us, or by following the links at the top of this page.

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    Proposed Development

  • Community

    Community Benefits

    New development, whilst utilising natural resource, can provide for a number of both social and economic benefits.

    • Our proposal to provide approximately 800 new homes will greatly benefit the local community and also help in our obligations to provide affordable housing to socio-economic groups who are looking to access the housing ladder.
    • Using UK wide statistical data, it is estimated that building these homes could directly support and create 120 new jobs throughout the years of development, and also support a significant number of additional new jobs indirectly through the supply chain.
    • New homes also provide for a growing workforce, which is estimated will deliver approximately £27m of economic output per year into the North East region, with an estimated spend of £10.7m per year on leisure and retail.
    • Newcastle City Council will also benefit from the additional income if being eligible for Central Government New Homes bonus, which could equate to a sum in excess of £4.2m over a period of 6 years.

    Within our development proposals Newcastle City Council has also recognised that there are a number of highway improvements necessary. Therefore, as well as helping finance more strategic highways improvements within the City of circa £1/3m. A number of further highway and footpath improvements are proposed within the immediate vicinity, which are potentially worth in excess of £1m.

    Proposals will also include new ecological habitat creation, swathes of open-space, landscape buffers and new foothpaths/cycle routes, which will benefit both new and existing residents. Including improvements and better connectivity to existing footpath/cycle route, which help improve permeability and make the local community better connected and promote sustainable transport options.

  • Updates

    News and Updates

    April 2017 - Starting to look at developing planes for Phase 4/2d towards a future reserved matters application.

    March 2017 -  Starting the process of tendering the Phase 1 site works and working through process of gaining relevant technical approvals.

    January 2017 – We are working through the process of agreeing the Section 106 legal agreement and planning conditions with Newcastle Council and starting to pull together a package of information for tendering the works of Phase1A

    December 2016 – Taylor Wimpey first Hybrid Planning Application approved at planning committee subject to the successful signing of Section 106 legal agreement.

    July 2016 - We've created a dedicated website for our first phase of the development. (Phase 1A) Click Here

    May 2016 - Kenton Bank Foot masterplan document approved by Newcastle Council

    Hybrid planning application submitted in March 2016 for Detailed approval in respect of 90 new homes on Phase 1a, and Outline approval covering Phases 2a, 3a & 4/2d for a further 439 homes, which in total covers approximately 21 hectares. With the final 11 hectare planning submission (Phases 5&6) being programmed for some time in the future.

    25th February 2016 - The neighbourhood Growth Area Masterplanning document was submitted to Newcastle Council for consultation.

    Autumn/Winter 2015 - Continued development of the masterplan and Taylor Wimpey's proposals.

    Public exhibition of our proposals was held on the 17th September 2015 at the Falcons rugby ground, with 2000 postcard invitations sent to the surrounding neighbourhood.

    Register your interest

    Whether you are a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder, wanting to buy a large home for you and your family or are looking to downsize into a smaller property, we want to hear from you! Please click on the above link to register your interest in a new home.