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Progress on Tyneside regeneration

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People on Tyneside are being invited to give their views on the rejuvenation of the north bank of the river and the centre of Wallsend.

In October last year, the River Tyne North Bank Project Board selected regeneration experts GVA Grimley to prepare a master plan and implementation plan for the 600 hectare site.

GVA Grimley is to holding a series of public events to gauge opinion.

“All partners are committed to delivering a successful future for the North Bank of the Tyne, but it has to be a future that meets the needs and wishes of those already living, working and visiting this area,” said North Tyneside’s Elected mayor, John Harrison who initiated the project, which resulted from the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyards.

Over the next six months the GVA Grimley team will produce an integrated social, economic and environmental framework for the regeneration of the River Tyne North Bank corridor and adjacent Wallsend town centre.

It includes making recommendation on the future use of the former Swan Hunter shipyards site.

A priority for the project is to provide increased training and employment opportunities for residents, particularly for young people in the area.

The River Tyne North Bank Project Board is a partnership of North Tyneside Council, Newcastle City Council, One NorthEast and English Partnerships.

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