Another 200 homes could be approved for Wallsend housing development

The housing estate beside Newcastle United Training Ground in Benton.
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A decision will be taken next week on proposals to build almost 200 houses in Wallsend.

North Tyneside Council’s planning committee is set to consider the final phase of a Persimmon Homes development on vacant land on Station Road North.

Prior approval was granted in 2018 for up to 593 homes on the land, and now the final phase of 199 homes is pending approval.

According to planning documents submitted to the council, 17 types of homes are proposed in this phase, including flats, detached and semi-detached homes and terraced properties. Council officers have recommended the scheme for approval.

According to a council report: “The site forms part of a designated housing site in the Council’s Local Plan. The principle of residential development on this site has been firmly established by the previous planning application.”

The final phase has, however, generated 13 public objections on the council’s online planning portal. Complaints range from a perceived infringement of privacy on existing homes to claims of a lack of infrastructure supporting the developments.

In addition, objectors have raised environmental concerns, including the claims the new homes could impact local bat and bird life. According to council documentation, Natural England has been consulted and had no comments.

North Tyneside's planning committee will meet on Tuesday, June 4, at 6pm to consider the application at the local authority's Cobalt HQ.