North East new homes round-up – the pick of today’s property developments

Posted 5 May 2017 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team takes a look at its favourite current new build developments in the north-eastern counties of England...

With the concept of the Northern Powerhouse ongoing and high levels of activity for the building of new homes across the north of England, Yorkshire is set to benefit from a strong property market over the medium term.

Property specialist JLL predicted earlier this year in its Northern England Report that prices across Yorkshire would rise 13.6 % over the next five years – steady growth for the region. with Leeds especially looking to exceed that considerably.

Charles Calvert, head of JLL’s Residential team in Leeds, said: “Leeds has a significant amount of pent up demand for city centre residential property and there has also been strong demand for development land – a sure sign of confidence in the city.”

Other predictions for the North East of England are not so healthy, with an April report from bank BNP Paribas showing the region the only one in the country likely to see an average property price drop by 2020 (-1.49%), though even there, there are mixed fortunes for some local areas. Simon Durkin, UK head of research at BNP Paribas Real Estate, says: “The North East features an extremely wide range of growth at a city level, with Newcastle-upon-Tyne performing significantly more strongly than the regional average and likely to experience a less dramatic downcycle.” 

There’s currently lots for house-hunters to choose from across the region, and here are the WhatHouse? team’s favourite new homes from Northumberland down to South Yorkshire:

Tranby Fields in Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire  (David Wilson Homes)

Tranby FieldsHessle is just west of Hull and within easy reach of several major roads, giving buyers access to many useful amenities close by or further away. With homes from two to five bedrooms being built here, this development is sure to create a diverse community. Opened last summer, the development will eventually have 202 new homes on it.

Currently there are two show homes open here to show standard specification and design and to demonstrate where buyers can upgrade or change specification depending on the build stage. The site is open Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm.

The current featured home, the ‘Chelworth’ on plot 40, has had £3,000 taken from its price and comes with an upgraded kitchen and £10,000 contribution towards moving fees.

Prices: From £234,995

Find out more about Tranby Fields from David Wilson Homes 

Elegance in Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire (Strata)

EleganceThe village of Ackworth is only ten minutes’ drive from Wakefield and is in a great position for commuters to Doncaster and Leeds, too. This development is offering a range of three- and four-bedroom houses in two- and three-storey semi-detached and detached styles.

The developer is offering a range of assistance schemes: the Help to Buy scheme, requiring just a 5% deposit and open to first-time buyers and existing homeowners alike; and the Assisted Selling Plan, where the company  will organise the sale of your existing home and in some cases offer to buy your existing home in Part Exchange. The Optional Upgrade Package allows buyers to tailor their new home to personal needs across a range of items and finishes.

The area has a number of good schools for family buyers to consider, as well as a host of leisure facilities, sports clubs and heritage sites.

Prices: From £189,995

Find out more about Elegance from Strata 

West Park in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear (Taylor Wimpey)

West ParkThere’s a choice of four- and five-bedroom family and executive homes at this development in one of the region’s favourite coastal resorts, with the homes just minutes from the beach and the town under half an hour by road from the very centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Home of the Week here is plot 58, the ‘Radford’, a four-bedroom home with detached double garage at £349,995. Whichever house you prefer, ask the sales team about a series of assistance schemes including Help to Buy, Part Exhange and the Easymover initiative which takes the hassle out of selling an existing property.

Numerous practical amenities are within easy reach, with a Sainsbury’s supermarket and West Monkseaton Metro station within walking distance, while town has a good choice of sops, as does the retail park at Boundary Mill.

Prices: From £349,995

Find out more about West Park from Taylor Wimpey 

Hedley Meadows in Wylam, Northumberland (Gentoo Homes)

Hedley MeadowsAround ten miles west of Newcastle is this collection of homes in a delightful village setting, a place best known as the birth place of pioneering engineer George Stephenson. Four- and five-bedroom properties are currently available, though the development is providing smaller homes too, making a diverse mix for the neighbourhood. Homes can also be upgraded to tailor to personal requirements and preferences.

Wylan is close to the River Tyne and to the A69, the cross-country arterial route linking Newcastle to Carlisle. It’s in reach of many other charming villages as well as all the amenities modern homeowners want, with the city easily reached by road or from the villages own station in around 20 minutes.

Prices: From £380,000

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Tall Trees in Yarm, North Yorkshire (Avant Homes)

Tall TreesFirst-time buyers and families are targeted at this 144-unit development that offers a wide array of house types, from three-bedroom properties that make an ideal first home to five-bedroom houses for those who need more space and perhaps a little more luxury.

The standard specification for Avant Homes is a little different from that of many housebuilders, with distinctive Italian kitchens and bi-fold doors rather than French doors to bring in more light and to open out the house in a much easier way, should the weather allow.

Built on the site of the former Tall Trees Hotel and Nightclub, this development is easily commutable to Stockton-on Tees and Middlesbrough, both of which are around 10 minutes away by car. The village has its own shops and leisure amenities on its doorstep.

Help to Buy and Part Exchange are available on certain plots – the marketing suite is open from 11.00am to 5.00pm Thursday to Monday to talk to the team on site

Prices from £244,995

Find out more at ; 01642 988121

Handley Court in Finningley, South Yorkshire (Albemarle Homes)

Handley Court​Just a few miles south-east of Doncaster, the village of Finningley has plenty of charm, including a pond populated with resident ducks and peacocks! It is also home to plenty of useful amenities, inclusing a post office, junior school, medical practice and pubs.

Handley Court comprises just eight executive homes in a cul de sac, with four four-bedroom houses and four five-bedroom properties (two of each), combining traditional architectural design with a modern interior specification including German kitchens and appliances, multiple en suites and a utility room. All homes also have a double garage. Just two homes remain for sale in this boutique development.

Tall Trees is conveniently located for access to local A roads and the motorway network.

Prices: From £394,950

Find out more at ; 01302 623165


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