Story Homes' partnership with Northumberland Estates to deliver 180 new homes

The development is expected to bring benefits to the local economy over the life of the development through direct and indirect job opportunities.

A CGI of the proposed Story Homes development in Backworth, North Tyneside, for Northumberland Estates
A CGI of the proposed Story Homes development in Backworth, North Tyneside, for Northumberland Estates

Housebuilder Story Homes has joined together with Northumberland Estates to put forward plans for 180 new executive homes at Backworth, North Tyneside.

The development is one of two potential schemes the firm is considering in North Tyneside following rapid expansion in recent years which saw it last year open its new Newcastle headquarters.

Story Homes said it expects the Backworth development to bring benefits to the local economy through direct and indirect job opportunities, payments to the local authority and orders placed through the local supply chain.

The firm also has a commitment to use local labour and materials wherever possible.

The development would see a mixture of two, three, four and five bedroom high-quality family homes, including an element of properties designated as affordable for local people. The scheme has been designed with a landscaped setting and ample public open space to be enjoyed by the whole community.

Chief executive Steve Errington said: “We are delighted to be working with Northumberland Estates on this prestigious development.

“Our reputation for delivering quality homes with an excellent standard of finish tallies perfectly with The Northumberland Estates’ plans for the site.

“We are looking forward to delivering a development with the standards customers expect of Story Homes while also, through our commitment to use of local contractors and suppliers, bringing economic benefits to the area.”

Colin Barnes, director at Northumberland Estates, said: “We are pleased to be working with Story Homes as they firmly establish themselves in the region, and think that the site at Backworth Park will set a high standard for development within the A19 corridor.”

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