Plans for a new state-of-the-art fire station and training facility have been given the green light on land to the west of Ponteland High School, on the B6323 Callerton Lane. Unanimously approved by the Strategic Planning Committee last night, the move will see the progression of development for the new Fire Station and the [...]


Plans to create hundreds of new homes as part of a multi-million pound residential development in Gateshead have been given the green light today. The news will see housebuilder Taylor Wimpey develop a mix of 267 two, three, four and five bedroomed homes on a site on the southern edge of Ryton village, alongside [...]

New industrial development approved in Stockton

New industrial development approved in Stockton We are pleased to have acted as planning agents on behalf of our client to secure planning approval for a Reserved Matters application for over 450,000 sqft of Industrial Estate at Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe. This reserved matters application related to landscaping and appearance of the site and [...]

Plans to turn empty Newcastle city centre shop into bar and music venue

Plans to turn empty Newcastle city centre shop into bar and music venue We are pleased to have acted as planning agents on behalf of our client to secure consent for an exciting new bar with live music and casual dining venue in a Grade II Listed building at 36-40 Clayton Street, Newcastle. This [...]

Gentoo granted permission for 99 new homes in Hetton, Sunderland

Hedley Planning Service prepared and submitted a planning application for Gentoo, which was recently granted permission for 99 new homes in Hetton, Sunderland. Despite the site previously being approved for residential development local and national policy continue to evolve and impact on changing plans for sites. Joe Ridgeon, Associate, said “the policy context keeps [...]

Former Haydon Bridge Fire Station redevelopment- Approved

Hedley Planning has secure planning approval from Northumberland County Council for the redevelopment of the former Haydon Bridge Fire Station site. The proposals were unanimously supported by members after long negotiations with NCC to secure a positive recommendation for 5 houses in the Conservation within the setting of a Grade 2 listed former Chapel. [...]

New Ponteland Community Hub Application

Hedley Planning has secure detailed planning permission from Northumberland County Council for the proposed new Ponteland leisure centre, first and secondary school and community facilities. The decision from the SoS not to call in the application has allowed NCC to issue the decision notice. Great news for Ponteland residents and a result the team. A fantastic result [...]

Pegswood scheme for 118 new homes approved at Committee

Another successful application working with Barratt Homes North East to secure consent at Committee for 118 new homes in Pegswood. While the site had been allocated for housing in the Morpeth Neighbourhood Plan, we worked hard with the developer and the Local Planning Authority to ensure that the scheme was both viable and addressed the concerns of [...]

Backing for history guide tour expansion

Caitlin Newby and Joseph Ridgeon were pleased to act on behalf of Wild Dog Outdoors to secure the first step towards a brand new tourist venture in Northumberland. The application for a change of use from agricultural land to an education/tourism use in the sensitive and historic landscape near Chollerford, Northumberland was approved unanimously by the [...]

Rent to buy scheme approved in Sacriston

Planning permission was granted for a 'rent to buy' scheme for 24 homes in Sacriston. Hedley Planning Service, acting for Karbon Homes and Partner Construction, secured permission at Durham County Council's North Area Planning Committee. Joe Ridgeon, Associate, said "while the principle of this development had been previously agreed, we worked hard with the developer [...]

Re-plans help drive increased housing site efficiency

Hedley Planning Services have submitted planning applications for four existing Barratt Homes North East development sites. The applications are for a total of 891 homes, which will deliver an additional 219 homes from existing sites. These re-plans will increase the site efficiency through improved density and plot coverage. This has been done through focusing [...]

Barnard Castle Quad Services Station gets Royal seal of approval

HRH the Prince of Wales unveils the plaque at Barnard Castle emergency services station. Hedley Planing are delighted to have been part of the team which delivered this first of its kind Quad Service hub which consists of Fire and Rescue, Police, Mountain Rescue and Ambulance service all under one roof.

Durham University development at Mount Oswald

Great start to the New Year, with planning permission granted unanimously for two Colleges, with accommodation for 1000 students, and a University Hub. “The main challenges surrounding the project have been delivering a planning permission on time in order to allow the Colleges to open in September 2019” said Joe Ridgeon, Associate with Hedley Planning. "Identifying key [...]