Hebburn Town Centre
The regeneration of Hebburn Town Centre and the Hebburn Newtown housing area is one of the council's top priorities.
Hebburn's regeneration plans include a community and leisure hub, a new supermarket and new family homes.
Hebburn Community Hub
The Council is taking the lead by developing a state-of-the-art community hub with a six-lane 25 metre swimming pool, plus a learner pool, a sports hall and high quality gym facilities. The development will also include a library and customer service centre offering easy access to services provided by the Council, South Tyneside Homes and other partners.
The major investment will provide quality services, boost the town centre and help attract private sector investment.
The community hub will be in the heart of the town centre, providing easy links to the shopping centre and surrounding housing areas. The hub's entrance will be close to the main shopping centre thoroughfares of St James' Mall and St John's Precinct, creating a new focal point for Hebburn.
Design work on the community hub began in November 2012 and the proposals were displayed at Hebburn Pool, Hebburn Library and Hebburn Community Centre in March. The planning application was submitted by Faulkner Browns architects on behalf of the Council in late March and was approved at Planning Committee on Monday 17th June.
In the meantime more detailed design work will be continuing to allow the Council's contractor, Willmott Dixon, to tender the works and for the application for Building Regulations approval to be submitted.
A new supermarket
After detailed discussions with a major supermarket, the company decided in September 2012 that it was not able to go ahead with a planned superstore. As a result, a new site on the corner of Station Road (created by the demolition of Glen Court and Kensington Court) and Glen Street has been identified for future development as a supermarket.
Since 2010, the Council has been demolishing the Hebburn Newtown blocks in phases to create cleared sites for housing and mixed-use redevelopment.
Twelve Newtown tenants have moved into new social rented homes at High View, developed by Four Housing at School Street.
Thirty-six of the High View homes are social rented and thirty-five are shared ownership under the Government's HomeBuy scheme. All the social rented homes at this scheme have now been let.
For more information, please call the Four Housing Group development team on 0191 375 3729 or 08000 461 452, visit their website at High View.
Eight Newtown blocks have already been demolished. The remaining blocks at Glen Street, Rose Court, Dunelm Court, and Victoria Court will be demolished as and when the blocks become vacant and service disconnections are arranged paving the way for future development.
The cleared sites being created around Glen Street have been earmarked for around 80 much-needed new family homes.
17th June 2013: Community Hub planning application approved
August 2013: Work starts on community hub (14-18 months construction period)
- 13 Mar 2013 Find Out More About Hebburn's Community Hub
- 28 Feb 2013 Hebburn's Community Hub Comes A Step Closer
- 28 Jan 2013 Demolitions The Next Stage In Hebburn Renewal Plans
- 21 Dec 2012 Hebburn Renewal Plans Moving Ahead
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