900-home development on ‘high risk’ coal land granted planning permission

Plans to build 900 homes on ‘high risk’ legacy coal field have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council

Newcastle Civic Centre

Plans to build 900 homes on ‘high risk’ legacy coal field have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council.

The council’s planning committee granted planning permission to housebuilder Bellway Homes last Friday.

The developer’s 72 hectare site in Lower Callerton, at the edge of Newcastle, sits on old coal mine workings and some greenbelt land. The application is for 198 homes with plans for a further 702 homes, a footbridge, local centre, and allotments.

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