The award winning Rise development at Scotswood in Newcastle was visited by RTPI President, Janet Askew, on her visit last week to the North East.
Janet (pictured, centre, in white) said after viewing the scheme, which won the RTPI’s Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing Award 2015: “The Rise is an excellent example of how creative initiatives can be implemented to develop brownfield sites.”
“The community involvement has been fantastic and this visit has demonstrated how it has been championed by the scheme. Through a transparent and open approach, local people have been involved in the planning process and can see how the community has been enriched.”
The £265 million development, overlooking the River Tyne, is the product of a public/private joint venture – the New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) – comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt Homes and Keepmoat. It has received grant support from the Homes and Communities Agency
The Rise is an excellent example of how creative initiatives can be implemented to develop brownfield sites
Janet's North East visit programme include a trip to Newcastle Great Park and a walking tour of Ouseburn Valley which has seen the evolution in design, planning and regeneration. Janet went onto meet with planning students at Newcastle University and saw the Newcastle City Futures multi-media exhibition, which is designed to make planning and urban change issues accessible to a wider audience to spark a conversation.
For more information about The Rise visit www.therise.info.