The 2,000-home scheme near Newcastle is expected to create 800 jobs during construction

Dissington Garden Village

Developer Lugano Property Group has submitted plans for a Farrells-designed 2,000-home garden village north of Newcastle.

The outline planning application for Dissington Garden Village in Ponteland proposes a mixed-use community with a range of housing as well as a primary school, a medical centre, cafés, restaurants, shops and a transport service.

The plans include 600 affordable homes with starter homes and supported housing for the elderly, as well as luxury apartments and custom build properties.

The developer has brought together a project team including Lord Matthew Taylor, a government advisor on new garden communities, and David Birkbeck, CEO of Design for Homes, to deliver the scheme.

The masterplanning is being carried out by Farrells. Northumberland county council will consider the plans.

Speaking about the scheme, Sir Terry Farrell said: “Dissington Garden Village is an exemplar for many other garden villages and communities which are planned throughout the country.

“It is important to turn the issue of growth into an opportunity for placemaking and we feel that this team has achieved that.

“It will enable huge improvements to the existing town as well as providing world class planning and design.”

The scheme is expected to create over 800 jobs during construction with the developer aiming to start work on site in 2018.