House builder Keepmoat and social housing provider Riverside have formed partnership with Newcastle City Council to create a £34m development with more than 200 new homes on a brownfield site at Etal Lane in Newcastle.

This scheme is the first to be delivered by the Newcastle Housing Delivery Partnership Framework, an initiative to build housing on City Council owned sites through closer working relationships with house builders and registered providers.  Money from selling the land will go towards the city council’s £25m Future Homes programme. Through partnership schemes the council aims to deliver new and affordable housing, bring back empty properties into use, provide specialist housing for those with care needs and prevent homelessness.

The Etal Lane development  includes 90 affordable homes made up of 70 two and three-bedroom houses for shared ownership and 20 for affordable rent. There will also be 163 private homes for sale. Etal Lane is in the Westerhope area of Newcastle upon Tyne (Woolsington ward) about four miles west of the city centre and is to the south of Kingston Park and the Great Park.  The site surrounds the south of Etal Lane Police Station with access from Wellfield Lane and Berrington Drive and neighbours the Newbiggin Hall estate (NE5 4BG approximately).

The builders Keepmoat currently have nine housing projects underway in Newcastle creating a total investment of £105m.

Keepmoat press release https://www.keepmoat.com/about-us/news/new-city-partnership-creates-%C2%A334m-investment-in-new-homes-and-100-jobs-in-west

Newcastle Chronicle news story (14 Aug 2015) http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/34m-development-create-more-250-9855886

Riverside press release http://www.riverside.org.uk/north_east/tyne_and_wear/news/local_news_-_tyne_and_wear/new_homes_for_etal_lane.aspx Etal Lane facts and figures http://www.riverside.org.uk/corporate/our_services/regeneration_and_development/current_projects/etal_lane,_newcastle_upon_tyne.aspx

Council planning reference 2015/0308/01/DET  Planning search

Newcastle council housing strategy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/housing/council-housing-and-affordable-homes/housing-strategy

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