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Welcome to the public consultation page for the exciting proposal to construct a new health/medical centre
with associated access and landscaping works on land to the east of Newsteads Drive, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

New site

The site lies to the east of Newsteads Drive in Whitley Bay and extends to approximately 1,465sq.m.

The site comprises of green field land, which is designated as open space within the North Tyneside Local Plan 2017. The site is surrounded by existing residential dwellings to the north, east and south. To the west of the site and across Newsteads Drive is a Sainsbury’s supermarket with associated car parking and petrol filling station.

The site is not located within a Conservation Area, nor are there any listed buildings within close proximity to the Site.

The site is located in Flood Zone 1, meaning there is a very low probability of it flooding from rivers and seas. In terms of flooding from surface water the majority of the open space contains a very low risk of surface water flooding  (the area in which the Site is located).

Argon Property Development Services have been assisting Beaumont Park Medical Centre in their search for new premises for a number of years.

New premises are urgently required for a variety of reasons.

Numerous sites within the patient catchment area have been considered for a replacement premises, however none have been suitable or achievable.  After extensive searches, the land at Newsteads Drive has been established to be the only viable, available and suitable site

Current premises unfit for purpose (dilapidated and insufficient space)

Insecure lease/tenure

To enable GP and nurse training

To facilitate accommodation for additional staff

To reduce waiting times for appointments

To improve services

To work more collaboratively with the PCN

The Proposal

The Proposed Development seeks to construct a medical centre (Use Class E) with associated access and landscaping works.

The medical centre is proposed to be two storeys in height, including the following accommodation:

– Consulting rooms

– Treatment rooms

– Waiting rooms

– Reception

– Offices

– Meeting rooms

– Staff change/toilets

– Patient toilets and baby change

– Stores.

A new access to the site will be created from Newsteads Drive. 

A car park will also be provided to the north of the new medical centre which is proposed to include accessible bays and an ambulance bay, alongside cycle parking provision. Pedestrian access will be taken from Newsteads Drive.

Green space is to be maintained to the east and west of the medical centre. It is important to note that in developing the scheme, every effort has been made to minimise impact of the development on the open space. The development will take only c.14% of the immediate area of open space. Additionally, the landscaping scheme associated with the Proposed Development will seek to integrate the proposed built development seamlessly with the remainder of the open space in order to ensure that its accessibility and function as open space is maintained and enhanced. Additionally, the design ensures all existing footpaths across the site are retained to minimise disruption to users of the open space, and the development will not encroach on any desire lines.

Notwithstanding the impacts on the designated open space, the Proposed Development firmly accords with national and local policy support for retaining and enhancing health facilities.  The Proposed Development will have significant benefits for the residents of Whitley Bay and surrounding areas, as it will significantly improve the healthcare facilities being offered in the locality and will safeguard the community from the potential loss of the medical centre, should new premises not be secured.

Any future full planning application will be supported by a full public benefits case demonstrating the anticipated social, economic and environmental benefits the Proposed Development will generate.

Providing your Feedback

We would welcome any feedback you may have on the proposals.

A consultation event is due to take place at [INSERT VENUE ADDRESS ONCE CONFIRMED] on [21st/22nd] June 2023 from [XXXPM until XXXPM], in which you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the Proposed Development.

Please use the feedback form below to submit any comments. Alternatively, comments can be emailed to or posted to:

DPP, Studio 015, Haylofts, St Thomas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LE.

Please submit your comments by Friday 30th June 2023.

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