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.”