Hebburn housing project enters final phase after further planning permission granted

Work to complete a new South Tyneside housing project has gone up a gear, after planning permission was granted for the final phase of the scheme.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 11:51 am
Updated Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 11:52 am

The building project by regeneration firm ENGIE will see the construction of 139 houses, as well as 18 two-bedroom apartments, on behalf of housing provider, Persona Homes, in a project expected to be completed in 2023.

Work on the £20 million scheme, on a former industrial site in Hebburn’s Victoria Road West, began in October last year after initial planning approval was granted.

Additional permission for the full site was granted this September to allow the final phases of homes to be incorporated into the scheme.

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The Hebburn housing scheme is expected to reach completion by 2023

The properties under development as part of the project will be built for private sale, affordable rent, and shared ownership.

In addition to the new homes and apartments, landscaping work will be carried out along the brownfield land on which the new estate is being built.

Louise Buckton, New Build Director at ENGIE, said: “ENGIE is delighted to be working with Persona Homes to transform land that had laid derelict for a number of years, into a vibrant new estate, complementing the wider Hebburn community.

“The variety of house sizes, and methods of ownership, will allow local residents the opportunity to either make their first steps onto the housing ladder or allow growing families to expand into a bigger home. Thanks to the granting of planning permission for the full site, we can put our plans into reality and help to provide much needed housing for South Tyneside.”

The Hebburn housing scheme is expected to reach completion by 2023

Joe Cook, Executive Director of Development at Persona Homes, said: “We want to be different to the other large housing developers across the UK. All profits from our new build sales are reinvested into the provision of multi tenure developments and tackling housing shortages.

“As well as the social purpose of the organisation, we’re also trying to do things differently when it comes to building the right homes in the right places. We want to provide houses that fit the needs of local people and enhance the existing communities around them.

“I’m delighted to see work progressing in Hebburn as the North East is really close to our hearts. I can’t wait to see people enjoying their new homes.

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The Hebburn housing scheme is expected to reach completion by 2023

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