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Planning consent obtained for mixed-use community on former Tyneside shipyard

Boyer (part of Leaders Romans Group) has secured a positive resolution from South Tyneside’s Planning Committee to approve planning permission on behalf of Hebburn Riverside Development Ltd for the development of 446 homes, community and commercial space at the former Hawthorne Leslie Shipyard on Ellison Street in Hebburn.

The development will transform the 3.7ha former dockyard into a new community with homes, flexible community spaces, shop and restaurant, all set in an attractively landscaped setting on the banks of the River Tyne.

Phillip Allin, Director of planning consultancy Boyer, said: 2We are delighted to have achieved this positive outcome which will lead to the transformation of this brownfield site bringing a vacant and inaccessible section of the riverside back into active use, creating a vibrant and sustainable community though an appropriate mix of much-needed homes and community uses.

“The new scheme will result in the remediation of this former industrial site, making it safe for future generations. It will ensure the protection of local mudflats and saltmarshes which are of importance ecologically, and reduce the pressure on the Green Belt – a significant consideration in the emerging Local Plan.”

In acknowledgement to the site’s wartime history, it is proposed that the development is named ‘Kelly’s Yard’ in honour of the World War II K-class destroyer, HMS Kelly, which was built and launched at the site in 1938.

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