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Newcastle Great Park (NGP) is located three miles north west of Newcastle City Centre, close to the A1 road. It is a major development with land allocated for: 

  • A Business Park
  • Housing
  • Town Centre
  • First School
  • Nursery
  • Community Facilities
  • Open Space
  • Play Areas and Outdoor Sport

The scheme is being delivered by the Great Park Consortium, which includes the house builders Persimmon Homes, and Taylor Wimpey. Parts of the development have also been built by Barratt.

Developments east of the A1

Melbury and Warkworth Woods

The early phases of the housing development, known as Melbury and Warkworth Woods are complete. These properties are on the East side of the A1. 

 There is also a Residents' Association for Melbury and Warkworth Woods - visit their website at:

Developments west of the A1

The largest phase of the housing development is being built on the West side of the A1 road, along with the town centre.


Greenside is one of the developments on the West side of the A1. It is located north of Kingston Park. When complete there will be 320 homes. These properties are contemporary style.

There is a Greenside Residents Association. For more details, phone Martin Fletcher on 07890022244.

East Moor Village

East Moor Village is located next to Brunton First School. There are 82 homes. A plan of East Moor Village can be viewed below

Affordable housing

The first phase of affordable housing is now complete in the town centre. This includes an extra care facility with 40 two bedroom self contained flats. Also, two buildings containing 42 two bed flats with ground floor mixed use rental units. Bernicia Housing group is responsible for letting and managing this scheme.

The town centre

The Consortium and Newcastle City Council have worked together to produce a design for a vibrant and exciting town centre which sits a the heart of the development. The multiple use town centre is centred around a new supermarket with North to South pedestrian boulevard, market square and links to the surrounding housing and strategic open space. In the town centre it is planned that high street style shops, cafes and restaurants will provide for the needs of the new community. The area will be pedestrian friendly, with adequate community parking and public transport links.

Other commercial uses are planned, such as a hotel, private hospital and leisure facilities. For further enquiries on commercial opportunities contact Knight Frank on 0191 221 2211.

Artists impression and proposed plans of Town Centre:

Brunton Grange

Work has started on a further 280 houses West of the town centre. Within this development the Bernicia Group is offering some new homes through the Government's 'Newbuild Homebuy' scheme.  A plan of Brunton Grange can be viewed below:

Brunton Grange and Village now have a residents' association. If you are interested in joining please contact  

Community facilities

The Great Park Community Centre is located on Roeden Way near to Brunton First School. It offers a wide range of facilities and activities.

For more information about the facilities and activities on offer, click here.

Allotment site

There will also be an allotment site on the Newcastle Great Park At the present time we are finalising the location of the site with the consortium. We intend to provide 36 half size plots but this may change.


Brunton Day Nursery is now open. There are 52 places available. For further information click here.

Business park

Sage, the Primary Care Trust and Persimmon are located at the Great Park on the business park. 

For more information on the Great Park, click here.

Park and Ride

The Newcastle Great Park has a park and ride site. It is located off Great Park Way near to Sage on the business park. There are 500 free parking spaces and is open from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday. 

Go North East now operate services X40/40A between Newcastle Great Park, Regent Centre, Gosforth High Street and Newcastle City Centre.

The X40 will operate every 20 minutes Monday-Saturday daytimes. On evenings and Sundays, there will be an hourly service 40A, which will also serve Featherstone Grove.

To keep updated on the bus service time table, click here

Newcastle Great Park Communities Officer

Gail Forbes is the temporary Newcastle Great Park Communities Officer (usually Sue Wannop). Her job is to make sure that as the population grows, people living on the Great Park are able to get involved in its future planning and activities.

You can contact Gail by:

A home pack has been developed with useful information for people moving on to the Newcastle Great Park: Download Home Pack (doc,830kb).

Planning applications

Current planning applications for the Newcastle Great Park can be assessed via Newcastle City Council's planning portal.

Planning Enforcement Protocol

The recently approved Planning Enforcement Protocol sets out the standards and procedures the Council will follow when using the wide range of legislative powers available in relation to planning matters. View the full document (pdf, 108kb).

Strategic routes

The plan below shows the strategic walking, cycling and equestrian routes on the Great Park. This plan was approved in 2010 as part of the Section 106 Agreement and takes precedence over any earlier plans.

Getting around

The 46/46A and the X40 bus services operate on the Newcastle Great Park. You can view the timetable for this service on the Nexus website.

You can also personalise your journey plan on the Transport Direct Website.

Useful contacts

Go to where you can enter your postcode and find out local information relevant to the Newcastle Great Park.

Project Lead and Planning:

Sarah Davitt, Team Manager Planning
Phone: 0191 277 8949

Bryan Mullan
Traffic Engineer
Phone 0191 211 5966

Jon Rippon
Planning Enforcement
Phone 0191 211 5639

If you want to report issues or discuss queries with the Consortium, you can do so via their website:

If you want to contact the developers you can speak to their customer service departments on:

  • Barratts - 0191 298 6100
  • Persimmon and Charles Church - 0191 238 9950
  • Taylor Wimpey - 0191 516 5400

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Page last updated: 
22 March 2018
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