48 new homes planned for former garden nursery
Dozens of quality new homes will be built on the site of a
former garden nursery in Fenham if plans get the green light.
Reedsmouth Nursery, which is located about 500 metres north of the
West Road in North West Fenham, has been derelict since 1992. Now
the site is set to be transformed into a high quality housing
development of 48 new-build homes – including 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed
properties in a variety of styles from terraced mews to
semi-detached and detached properties.
Leazes Homes, which owns the site, also plans to include a number
of affordable homes as part of the development.
Leazes Homes has commissioned Keepmoat Homes to develop the site,
along with architects Blake Hopkinson.
The local community has been closely consulted throughout and the
resulting scheme is a family-friendly, safe development with a
strong identity and sense of place.
Bill Midgley, chairman at Leazes Homes, said: “High quality
affordable new homes are in short supply in Newcastle and hopefully
this new development on the site of the former Reedsmouth Nursery
will provide a much needed boost to the pool of property available.
The homes meet the highest standards in sustainability, ensuring
residents will benefit from low energy and water bills and will
improve the choice of housing options available to local
The planning application is currently being considered by Newcastle
Council and if successful work is expected to start on site early
in the summer.
Ian Prescott, regional land director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We
are delighted to once again partner Leazes Homes in the delivery of
these much needed family homes in Newcastle. All the new dwellings
will be built to high energy efficiency standards and there will be
a mix of homes for both sale and rent.
“The project follows on from our Orchard Way development in
Blakelaw where the new homes are selling extremely well. In
addition the Reedsmouth scheme will safeguard a significant number
of jobs in the construction industry and building project supply
Darren Blake, partner at Blake Hopkinson Architects, said: “This
scheme is a highly sustainable, contemporary residential
development. The proposal follows current best urban design
guidance and provides a bespoke solution to integrate with the
setting. The completed development will create an attractive and
secure place for local families to live with a strong identity and