Artist's rendering of the Ambition for North Shields masterplan.
Jane Imrie

'Ambitious' multi-million pound Fish Quay masterplan set for decision

Plans for a multi-million pound transformation in North Tyneside are set to go before council cabinet members next week.

The Ambition for North Shields masterplan went out to consultation in draft form during the summer and autumn of last year, and is set to be put to the cabinet ahead of a decision.

If approved, the plans would see the creation of a new transport hub, proposed new housing on the Unicorn House site and improved town centre gateways.

In addition, proposals include plans for a new cultural quarter based around a traffic-calmed Howard Street as well as the relocation of the North Shields ferry landing to Western Quay.

Cllr Bruce Pickard, deputy mayor and cabinet member for economic development, commented: “We’re an ambitious council and we intend to transform North Shields into somewhere people want to live, work and visit.

“This is a really exciting time for the whole of North Tyneside and we have already achieved a great deal in recent times in North Shields and the Fish Quay and the next step is to press ahead with the bold proposals contained within the master plan.

“As a listening council we have fully engaged and consulted with residents, businesses and other interested parties to help shape our thinking as have refined our plans to produce a final master plan which sets out a bright future for the town while providing value for money.”

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