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Final phase of major Cleadon Park housing development approved

Bellway Homes Cleadon Vale development Sycamore Tree problem, behind Sycamore Avenue
Bellway Homes Cleadon Vale development Sycamore Tree problem, behind Sycamore Avenue

THE final phase of a major South Tyneside housing development has been given the green light by councillors.

Members of the council’s planning committee gave approval yesterday for a new two-storey apartment block at the junction of Park Avenue and Sunderland Road, at Cleadon Park, in South Shields.

For more than a decade Cleadon Park has been undergoing a £90m regeneration to transform the area, which saw 538 houses being demolished.

A total of 750 properties, a mix of social and private housing, have been created in a partnership consisting of South Tyneside Council, NomadE5 and Bellway Homes. Bellway Homes North East originally received planning permission for a two-storey apartment block on the Park Avenue site.

But in order to protect a substantial sycamore tree on the land, the application was altered to a three-storey complex with 12 two-bedroom apartments.

A report to the committee said: “The planning application site’s layout has only been changed by virtue of the different footprint of the proposed apartment building, which includes ensuring that it would not adversely affect a substantial sycamore tree located off site to the southeast.”