New Housing and Educational Scheme Proposed for North Tyneside

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A much needed residential housing scheme is being proposed for West Shiremoor, North Tyneside.  The scheme is currently going through the planning system and a decision is due to be made soon on the application by the Local Planning Authority.

The development will include 590 new homes, many of them designed for families and a significant proportion of the homes will be affordable.  The scheme also includes for new educational facilities, and also improved transport links.

DBS are supporting the developer, The Northumberland Estates, on site characterisation of the large 25 hectare site.  The site is brownfield, having previously been used for underground coal mining (the High Main seam has been worked at a significant thickness beneath the site and shafts are present on site), opencast coal mining, and agriculture.

To date DBS have prepared a Phase 1 Geoenvironmental Desk Study report for the site, along with a detailed Coal Mining Risk Assessment report.  The desk study report was prepared in full compliance with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and CLR11 Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination guidance, and the coal mining risk assessment report followed the requirements of the new Coal Authority Guidance for Developers, the Coal Authority are a statutory consultee on planning.

The reports have been prepared to support the planning application for a change of use at the site.

More information on this prestigious scheme can be found at the following link – www.thenorthumberlandestates.co.uk/news

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