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Old July 8th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #301
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I remember a route for the road in the local press from theA69 throckley junction through to the AI at the great park round about/ junction. it was proposed to go through some ancient woodland at wolsington and the locals were up in arms, that was reported in the press and local media. Newcastle city council were hoping for contributions from the developers for the cost of the road. it was proposed that the road would be dual carriageway but that was the changed to a local road system between developments. that was also in the local press. the whole point of the Newcastle/gateshead one core strategy was to stop piecemeal development of the green belt but developers plan to build on the Northumberland/ Newcastle boundary at darras hall and ponteland and east of Gosforth park on the north tyneside boundary with Newcastle. Newcastle has tried through its one core strategy to control developments but north tyneside had not brought out its plans in time and they cant stop developments at east of Gosforth park building right up to the city boundary. north tyneside will not of course complain about the valuable council tax revenue the will collect with the executive housing estate. the city has seen a drain in population over the years mostly to north tyneside who have allowed many housing developments with hardly a murmur but as soon as Newcastle have plans submitted the nimbys come to the fore. i.e. Gosforth garden village which will go to arbitration and the office of Eric pickles.
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Old July 10th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #302
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The road system in Great Park is already in place for this scheme to tag itself onto, hence one of the reasons why certain parts of Great Park are unnecessarily dualled already. The new road can easily integrate into a existing junction to the west of Sage, where the road currently dips a sharp south into Brunton village

There will have already been plans in place to allow a corridor for this to happen over a decade or more ago.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #303
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The road system in Great Park is already in place for this scheme to tag itself onto, hence one of the reasons why certain parts of Great Park are unnecessarily dualled already. The new road can easily integrate into a existing junction to the west of Sage, where the road currently dips a sharp south into Brunton village

There will have already been plans in place to allow a corridor for this to happen over a decade or more ago.
Are you sure that's correct Jazmincleo? AFAIK the dualled carriageways are to handle traffic destined for the town centre and Sage, not for an additional development site that wasn't in the original plans. It was always intended for the road to continue on past Sage (where it currently bears left to Brunton Village) but only to lead to Cells A, D & E - not for anything beyond that. Site 4959 wasn't in the original plans as far as I know.
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Old July 14th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #304
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Are you sure that's correct Jazmincleo? AFAIK the dualled carriageways are to handle traffic destined for the town centre and Sage, not for an additional development site that wasn't in the original plans. It was always intended for the road to continue on past Sage (where it currently bears left to Brunton Village) but only to lead to Cells A, D & E - not for anything beyond that. Site 4959 wasn't in the original plans as far as I know.
According to plans released a few months ago the new road looks like it will indeed tag itself onto that section of road
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Old July 27th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #305
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Hi Adrian,

Interesting to hear what was discuss at the core strategy meeting. You mentioned that the NGG was criticised for the lack of progress regarding the town center. Did you get a sense any sense as to whether this is likely to progress any time soon. I am planning on buying in Brunton Grange Phase 2 however having easy access to nice retail area is quite important to me.


Thanks for the update,

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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #306
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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #307
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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:26 PM   #308
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Old December 18th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #309
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I'm moving to the area in a few months, but a few things worry me:

• The lack of any shops in the "town centre"
• The first school is almost impossible to get in as its already over-subscribed
• The nursery is also over-subscribed and difficult to get in

Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated!
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Old December 19th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #310
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• The lack of any shops in the "town centre"
• The first school is almost impossible to get in as its already over-subscribed
• The nursery is also over-subscribed and difficult to get in!
Hi Substrata! Assuming you're moving to the new bit West of the A1...

1. Town Centre - massively frustrating for everyone on Newcastle Great Park, no sign of anything happening - closest shop is the Co-op at the services on the A1 and they're doing a roaring trade courtesy of Great Park residents! The Melbury estate has a corner shop (Great Park Store) but that's pretty much it.

2. First School - the intake is now 60 pupils into reception so I wouldn't panic too much, but depends how far you are away and how big the sibling intake is as that takes priority. This year we know of people who live over 0.8m away who got a place but nothing is guaranteed! Additional schools are to be built but no idea whether that includes an additional first school / primary school and that's a few years off anyway.

3. Nursery - you know there's another nursery / playgroup in the Community Centre?

Hope that helps!

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Old February 23rd, 2015, 04:28 PM   #311
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Plots for self-build homes for sale at Newcastle Great Park

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...castle-8698748
Plots for self-build homes for sale at Newcastle Great Park
13:30, 23 February 2015 By Ian Robson


Self build plots for sale at Newcastle Great Park

Who would live in a house with its kitchen the same as all the other kitchens in the street?

Or where the living room could be a carbon copy of the next door neighbour’s or where the builder used the same supplier to stock the bathroom in the whole estate?

There’s a new development ideal for those of us who are looking to put a personal stamp on a house purchase - because you build it yourself. Self-build plots are, it seems, a hit with buyers in the North East. Work is about to commence on the first self-build plots to be built at Newcastle Great Park and interest is expected to be healthy.

Charles Church North East has put the spotlight on its development as plots, on sale between £155,000 and £170,000, go on the market. The self-build plots come in five different sizes to suit various budgets with all the essential work carried out, providing road access to all plots, foul and surface water drainage and utilities such as water, gas, electricity and telecommunications.

John Eynon, deputy managing director for Charles Church North East, said: “We believe there is a growing demand for people to build their own homes, not just as a cost-effective way of owning their own home but as a means of living in their dream home. Self build can appeal to a wide cross-section of people including youngsters priced out of the first-time buyers’ market, people wanting a family home that is not just perfect for toddlers but for teenagers as well, and couples wanting to retire to the home of their dreams.” John added: “People have the freedom to design and construct their own home, which can be up to three storeys high, whilst still working within a design framework. And while the framework encourages high quality architectural design and protects the visual amenity of the site, it won’t inhibit their innovation and individuality. The 39 serviced self-build plots are the result of an inspiring initiative by Newcastle City Council. It seems we are leading the way up north when it comes to individuality and meeting people’s desires to create the perfect home.”

Read more @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...castle-8698748
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 06:36 PM   #312
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£155,000 to £170,000? This is clearly the new money-maker for the big housebuilders. They're getting all of the profits that they'd have gotten from a house without having to lay a single brick!

If you spend £120,000 on the build (not difficult for a decent sized family home), you're looking at £275,00 to £290,000 for a house. Add to that your professional/design fees, planning fees, the risk you take by building it yourself... Essentially this is for people wanting their own Grand Design, not people looking to get a hand up the property ladder (which is what self-build should increasingly be).
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Anyone heard any updates regarding the 'town' centre? Are we any closer?
Thanks
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 11:34 AM   #314
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Anyone heard any updates regarding the 'town' centre? Are we any closer? Thanks
Not meaning to be a cynic but I don't think there will be a 'centre' just as it was promised there would be a business park and that never happened- the plots set to be this business park are now getting build on for housing. We might get a supermarket, but to be honest I would have thought that this supermarket (or centre) would have been near the A1 ( where the houses are being built) so users from outside great park son have to drive through the housing estates. Waitrose would have been to serve Gosforth.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #315
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Broadband

I'm moving to the area soon (Elmwood Park Views), and I work from home. It's essential that i have a decent internet connection. Can anyone tell me what speeds I can expect?
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Old March 29th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #316
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I think you've got BT fibre in them areas. I used to live across the road in Kingston Park and the speeds were crap but everywhere else around me had been upgraded to fibre.
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 11:22 AM   #317
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Gosforth Great Park Academy

There was an article on the Chronicle website yesterday about Gosforth Academy is set to build a new £30m 1200 place Gosforth Great Park Academy to cater for 11-16 year olds.

This is due to the numbers needing school places in Gosforth and its surrounds and the new housing at the Great Park.

There is a out of control baby boom happening so numbers coming into the school system mean the primary's are completely full.
(Death rate in this country is 500k compared to nearly 800k birth rate)

There are of course further plans for building 800 plus houses at Kenton Bank Foot and 3000 at Callerton.
Spending on schools is going to have to increase drastically.
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There was an article on the Chronicle website yesterday about Gosforth Academy is set to build a new £30m 1200 place Gosforth Great Park Academy to cater for 11-16 year olds.

This is due to the numbers needing school places in Gosforth and its surrounds and the new housing at the Great Park.

There is a out of control baby boom happening so numbers coming into the school system mean the primary's are completely full.
(Death rate in this country is 500k compared to nearly 800k birth rate)

There are of course further plans for building 800 plus houses at Kenton Bank Foot and 3000 at Callerton.
Spending on schools is going to have to increase drastically.

The population of Newcastle had greatly increased by the time of the last CENSUS, in 2011 (since the one before that in 2001) and it is good for our future success and prosperity as a City that (from what you say about 'Birth Rate') the population looks like it is very likely to keep on increasing.

You're correct though, investment in Schools needs to keep pace with all this!
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That's really great news about the school. I'm moving into the area soon with a couple of kids and this will undoubtedly make the area more viable. Now We just need a few shops and a pub and it will be happy days!
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That's really great news about the school. I'm moving into the area soon with a couple of kids and this will undoubtedly make the area more viable. Now We just need a few shops and a pub and it will be happy days!
There is to be an expansion of three Gosforth First schools which in turn will mean the middle and upper schools will need to expand.
Children are allowed from other parts of the city into Gosforth schools. Nothing is being said about restricting children within the locality to Gosforth schools. Schools create traffic so it's going to get a lot busier!
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