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Local planning officials have approved plans for a new affordable housing project in South Shields.
Jane Imrie

Former Tyneside industrial site to be transformed into "much needed" residential scheme

Plans for a new residential development in South Tyneside have been given the green light.

Local planning officials have approved proposals from planning consultancy Hedley Planning Services for new homes at Shaftesbury Avenue.

Social housing specialist Adderstone Living is set to develop a mix of 69 detached and semi-detached homes on a site on land close to South Shields Football Club.

Situated on the former Filtrona industrial site, the development will comprise a mix of two, three and four bedroomed properties as well as onsite visitor car parking and landscaping.

Construction is expected to begin on the scheme in early autumn, with the first phase of properties scheduled to be made available in early 2022.

Joe Ridgeon, director at Hedley Planning Services, commented: “This is clearly good news for local people desperate for good quality housing at affordable prices.

“We are working with developers and planning authorities across the North East to ensure that similar much needed affordable housing is viable and helps to plug the chronic housing gap.

“The commercial pressures associated with the affordable housing sector are different to volume house building and our experience working for registered social housing providers means sees us add value to this type of planning.”

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