Adderstone Group

Support for Christon Park - your views

18 August 2016 Written by local supporters
Christon Park - street view - artists' impression

Adderstone Group is proposing a development of approximately 250 family homes, located on the site of Gosforth Industrial Estate. 

 

The development would be a phased scheme. It has been devised so as to protect the trade of the businesses currently operating from the park but sets out elements of the planning application which could come forward immediately. 

The development would be known as 'Christon Park'.

Outline planning applications will shortly be submitted to Newcastle City Council and we are appealing for support from local people, businesses and those with an interest in the area to register their support for the scheme with us here.

 

Click here to register your support - or click here to find out more.

No. of messages of support to date - 22

 

Supporter highlights - 

 

Mr James Littlewood

Director, Natural History Society of Northumbria

7th August 2015

At the inquiry into the NewcastleGateshead Core Strategy in 2014 we publicly cited this site as an example of a brownfield site that should be developed to meet the city's housing need and relieve pressure on the greenbelt.

We would support this site being developed for housing, especially if this can be done in a way which will improve the biodiversity value of the site.

 

Mr Phil Heads

Local Resident & Professional

22nd August 2015

I am writing to support the above application for the following reasons: New high quality family homes on brownfield sites which in turn will safeguard green field land. Investment in the area will attract new families bring increased spending in the local economy and strengthen the existing community.

The development would provide construction jobs for local contractors and suppliers. Families moving into the area will increase footfall for local shops and businesses. Houses will be built to high modern standards of energy efficiency with low energy footprints. 

 

Christon Park - aerial view - artists' impression

 

Mrs Barbara Dixon

Professional

12th August 2015

I am writing to support the above application for the following reasons: New, high quality family homes on brownfield sites which, in turn will safeguard green field land. This is so important given that I live in North Walbottle near the green belt which is currently under council consideration for 1500 new homes!

Investment in the area will attract new families, bring increased spending in the local economy and strengthen the existing community. The development would provide construction jobs for local contractors and suppliers. Families moving into the area will increase footfall for local shops and businesses. Houses will be built to high modern standards of energy efficiency with low energy footprints.

 

Mr Nick Stevens

Local resident

12th August 2015

I am writing to support the above application for the following reasons: New high quality family homes on brownfield sites which in turn will safeguard green field land. Investment in the area will attract new families bring increased spending in the local economy and strengthen the existing community.

The development would provide construction jobs for local contractors and suppliers. Families moving into the area will increase footfall for local shops and businesses. Houses will be built to high modern standards of energy efficiency with low energy footprints.

In addition if the scheme is successful I would like to purchase a property within this development. Thank you.

 

Mr Jeremy Middleton, CBE  

Local business owner, Chairman of Middleton Enterprises & Chairman of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Investment Panel

11th July 2015

Well done to Adderstone Group for proposing such a significant brownfield development in Gosforth, easing the pressure for new homes on the green belt.  It is amazing to think that in years to come there could be 250 new families within a short walking distance of Gosforth High Street. 

I strongly support the vision and the planning application for phases 1 and 2 and, as a local resident, I would love to see the planning department offer as much support as they possibly can to these proposals.

 

Mr Martin Wrightson

Gosforth resident & MD of Unika

10th August 2015

As a local resident and businessman I strongly support the proposals from Adderstone Group for the development of Christon Park. There is a widely acknowledged need for more homes to be built across the North East in order to meet the needs of a growing population.

This Gosforth brownfield site offers an excellent solution, enabling locals to protect the greenbelt whilst at the same time building vital affordable homes for young families and, of course, providing investment for other local businesses.

 

Gosforth Eyelevel Rev02

 

Dr Prasanna Ponna

Gosforth resident & local GP

10th August 2015

The project looks excellent and in a prime location!

I would like to give my support for these proposals from Adderstone Group for the development of Christon Park at Gosforth Industrial Estate. 

Since we have the privilege of living in the building constructed by the Adderstone Group, I can happily recommend the workmanship of their schemes.

 

 Aerial Backdrop Rev01

 

Mr Richard Wood

Managing Director, Brims Construction

10th August 2015

Having viewed the proposals for Christon Park in Gosforth, it would appear that Gosforth is long overdue in being able to offer a new housing scheme of this nature.

The existing site has become increasingly run down in recent years and it would seem a perfect opportunity to regenerate the site by offering the quality and density of the housing indicated on the proposal from Adderstone Group.

As well as the undoubted benefits of the project in both the short and longer term to the local economy, it offers both existing and new residents and families an opportunity to own property very close to the facilities of central Gosforth.

It will be a real positive to see this scheme approved and built.

 

Gosforth Eyelevel Rev02

Mr Stan Hecks

MD of Gosforth Joinery, based on Gosforth Industrial Estate

9th August 2015

This is a great scheme. In the longer term, there is no way that this site works for business. Access underneath the bridge is too restrictive.

We wholeheartedly support this development as long as we have enough time to find more suitable premises elsewhere. 

 

Mr Nigel McMinn

MD of Lookers PLC and Gosforth Resident

9th August 2015

My genuine and sincere belief is that this proposed development would breathe new life into that particular part of Gosforth which is currently an odd mixture of residential and industrial.

It is within walking distance of schools, transport links and all of the shops, bars and restaurants of Gosforth High Street. This can only be a good thing for all local business and public services and for existing residents, especially in the context of the need for more housing.

I also believe that Adderstone Group have a strong track record of successfully developing high quality residential and commercial properties which are sympathetic to their local communities.

This development on the old Greggs site makes really good sense for the North East. It will significantly benefit the local community through jobs, housing and investment. 

 

Mr Kaleel Zibe

Wildlife & Sports Photographer, Manufacturing Business Owner, www.kaleelzibe.com and Gosforth Resident

9th August 2015

This development on the old Greggs site makes really good sense for the North East.

The UK has an urgent need for new housing and green belt land is under constant threat from increasing development. I'm very much in favour of this use of a brownfield site because it creates housing and jobs as well as protecting open spaces essential for wildlife and humans alike.

I wish the Adderstone Group every success in their project.

 

Mr Andrew Reed

Head Tennis Professional at Gosforth Lawn Tennis Club

8th August 2015

What a great scheme. Gosforth Tennis Club is always looking for new members and this will bring a wider potential client base to the club, from youngsters upwards.

 

Mr David Stonehouse

Gosforth Resident and Chairman and Chief Executive of TSG

8th August 2015

As a long term Gosforth resident – over 30 years – I have always been keen to see the area retain and develop its position as the prime residential area on Tyneside with a range of housing to suit differing needs. Doing so should ensure the suburb develops and gives people the opportunity to remain within the community as their housing & financial needs change.

The development proposed by Adderstone appears to be excellent, utilising an unsightly & underutilised brownfield site to bring people quality housing to suit different needs, which surely must be good for hard working, aspirational people and families to grow. The proximity to excellent transport infrastructure should minimise the adverse traffic (car) impact caused by some developments where public transport is at a premium.

The proposal has my wholehearted support both as a resident and a businessman who employs over 100 people in offices within easy walk of the proposed development.

Good luck to you and all involved.

 

Mr Mark Walton

Partner, Walton Robinson and Gosforth resident

8th August 2015

We live on West Avenue in Gosforth and strongly support Addersone Group's development of Christon Park.

We have friends and family that would like to live in Gosforth but the lack of supply makes it very difficult.

Christon Park is a brown field development that will help to address the supply shortfall without using greenbelt land. Christon Park will add to the vibrancy on and around Gosforth High Street which will benefit Gosforth residents and help local businesses.

 

Christon Park - aerial view - artists' impression

 

Mr Darren Wigg, Bsc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC Reg.

Gosforth resident and local business owner.

Director and Clinical Lead at Newcastle Physiotherapy

14th July 2015

As a local business owner and resident of Gosforth, I would welcome this development with open arms. We have two physiotherapy practices nearby, one at Regent Centre and the other in Great Park, Gosforth.

Gosforth is a sought after residential area due largely to the level of high quality local services available to residents and as service providers we rely on our residents to use our services.

A development of this type can only benefit both business owners and local residents alike.

 

Mr John Chapman

Company Director, Onyxnet and Gosforth resident

7th August 2015

The local community & businesses rely on this kind of investment to encourage, maintain and safeguard their future. Developments like Christon Park should be supported as they bring the investment and the vital money into the community and the businesses which in turn will have a huge positive effect on all those living and operating in the area.

 

Mr Richard Ponton

Partner, Walton Robinson and Gosforth resident

7th August 2015

As a Gosforth resident I strongly support these proposals from Adderstone Group for the development of Christon Park. There is a widely acknowledged need for more homes to be built across the North East in order to meet the needs of a growing population.

This Gosforth brownfield site offers an excellent solution, enabling us to protect the greenbelt whilst at the same time building vital homes and providing investment for local businesses.

 

Mrs Carole Beverley

Living & working in Gosforth

7th August 2015

As Gosforth has been my home for the past 6 years and I intend to remain here through my retirement years I always take a keen interest in any development work that might have an impact on the town and its amenities.   I read the Adderstone proposal for transforming an almost derelict brownfield site into a lively and sustainable new housing community and was immediately struck by the positive change that it could bring in terms of creating a variety of options for families at varying income levels.

Gosforth attracts a number of ambitious young families who find it difficult to get the right size of property with a decent garden space and the inclusion of village greens, pedestrian and cycle routes, and garden provision to this plan is excellent and should encourage more outdoor activity which is sadly an issue in our modern society.

The developers appear to have taken into consideration the transport infrastructure and as we are well served with metro stations and local bus routes the extra volume of people should be easily accommodated and the only other concern would be traffic, which again looks to have been taken into account with utilization of the existing network of access roads.

I am therefore comfortable with the proposal and see more positives than negatives especially with the creation of jobs and additional resident spend for the local high street stores.

 

Mr Ben Harvey

MD, Sansec, local businessman

6th August 2015

We are delighted to see that outline proposals have been prepared for redevelopment of the former Gosforth Industrial Site.  

This is a fantastic response to a challenging situation for an area of Gosforth which has reached a natural turning point in its life cycle.  

We look forward to seeing more details in due course and the positive effects as the scheme heads to fruition.

 

Mrs Ro Duns 

Gosforth resident and local businesswoman

6th August 2015

Every day, we read about the chronic shortage of affordable housing alongside the need to protect our environment including the green belt, so it’s pleasing to see this proposal from Adderstone Group which takes both of these viewpoints into consideration.   

I believe that this proposal would address both of these issues and with the added value of being near public transport, would provide a much needed injection into the local economy.

 

Mr Graham Forrest

Gosforth resident and local businessman

6th August 2015

The proposals for Christon Park, situated on brownfield land, offer an excellent solution which enables the community to protect the greenbelt, whilst at the same time building vital homes and providing investment for local businesses.

Developments like this one should be prioritised for approval, in line with government guidance issued over recent months.

This type of forward-thinking development plan puts to use land that is past its best in its current format, transforming it into something that will integrate much better into the immediate community.

The development will bring investment and vital funds to the heart of the community and have a positive effect on all those living in the area. 

 

 

Christon Park - aerial view - artists' impression

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