Kenton Bank Foot Masterplan

In March 2015, the council adopted the Planning for the Future Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (CSUCP) for Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne. This plan is the overarching spatial strategy framework for Gateshead and Newcastle. It identifies the need to build 21,000 new homes in Newcastle by 2030.

Land is allocated at Kingston Park/Kenton Bank Foot Neighbourhood Growth Area for approximately 800 new homes in the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan.

It is a requirement of Policy NN2 in the Core Strategy that a comprehensive Masterplan is produced for this Neighbourhood Growth Area, which addresses the criteria listed in the policy and approved before any planning application for the site can be determined.

Together with developers, the council has produced a Masterplan for the area which outlines our approach to the development, including transport, land use, recreation, housing and design, and identifies the key infrastructure required to support existing and future communities as a result of development; and outlines how each element of Policy NN2 will be addressed. More specifically it identifies:

  • Constraints and opportunities
  • Vehicle, Cycle, Pedestrian, and public transport links
  • Ecology and Landscaping
  • Open Space Provision
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Water management
  • Design code – including street design and character areas
  • Sustainability
  • Infrastructure and Delivery plan
  • Phasing Plan

For your information planning applications for these sites may be submitted and undergo separate statutory consultation during this process. 

Adoption of the Kenton Bank Foot Masterplan

The Masterplan was formally adopted by Newcastle City Council on 16 May 2016.

Copies of the above documents are available to view at Newcastle City Council, Customer Service Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH, telephone 0191 377 7825 (Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm), and Newcastle City Library.

Phone: 0191 277 8949

Page last updated: 
27 July 2017
Was this page useful?